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My suspicion...

david weaver
...since I didn't state it, is that I will be able to get XHP to be just as good performing as far as surface quality (except that it is brighter and with less resistance through the cut at all stages of dullness) vs. all of the carbon steel irons that I have.

AT this point, I can't say that it's not superior in nearly every way to all of my best carbon steel irons. It will pin a dry india stone a little bit if you let it, but that may be true of other irons. It may also be less favorable to full bevel sharpening, but not by much. It is cut easily on a crystolon stone, and with hardness eased a little bit, it is extremely well behaved on the washita and other natural stones. The wire edge is removed without much effort just by alternating strokes front and back of the bevel, to a point that i couldn't notice any remaining without stropping.

Even if I were to sharpen it the same frequency as carbon steel (say every 400-600 feet), it would still be sharper at all stations.

I did not expect that. Actually, I didn't expect to notice the difference in cut resistance from each steel that I was able to find out. It is one of the few alloy steels that I have tried that all I can say is that it's actually really good. The high vanadium steels are good if you're willing to sharpen them the way they like to be sharpened - as a finish planing iron? i don't know, I like to be able to refresh a finish planing iron quickly on a natural stone.

The "self healing" characteristic that carbon steel also shows is present in the XHP, and that is very important. tiny defects are worn off quickly, resulting in a visually uniform surface, and the steel can be cut and heat treated by a dummy in a garage with a coffee can forge, and tempered in a kitchen oven.

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