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Username Post: VG-10 Cobalt stainless vs. D2 Steel Blades        (Topic#763465)
DrGonzo
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03-19-06 09:43.08 - Post#886740    



im very clueless when it comes to these things and am hoping someone can help me figure out which of these two VG-10 Cobalt stainless and D2 steel, is better,

which holds a sharper edge and which will last longer, wont stain,etc.

more importantly if you were looking at two knives with these blades, which would you choose on steel alone.

any help on this would be greatly apreciated
 
rjk
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03-19-06 10:54.42 - Post#886769    


    In response to DrGonzo

i have never used a knife with D2 steel, but i got a Fallkniven A1 which is made of VG10, and that is one wouderful steel. keeps the edge for a long time and is strong as hell!

for what i have herf about the D2 steel is that it is a great steel, sharp as hell and that it will keep the edge too.

i dont thik it matter what steel you got only the heating is done right. but i do belive that there are steels that are better ther others for different tasks. one might be hard as hell but wont hold for bending and stuff like that while a steel with a lesser HRC might do better in tasks which might need more strenght then sharpness.

personly i think that the VG10 has the perfekt mix of strength and sharpness. at least with the heating that Fallkniven uses 59HRC.
 
Blackwatch
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03-19-06 11:07.26 - Post#886777    


    In response to rjk

I've had knives in D2 and VG10. Honestly, for around-the-town EDC, I'd go with VG10. It does hold a great edge and has a nice toothy bite, even when polished.

And for big choppers, I may go with something...not either of these.

I dislike neither, but I think you will like VG10.
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grouch
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03-19-06 12:00.55 - Post#886833    


    In response to Blackwatch

VG10 is definately more stainresistant.
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Esav Benyamin
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03-19-06 16:56.40 - Post#887077    


    In response to grouch

Both good steels. The knife itself and its edge geometry is much more important than the differences between these two steels. so is the heat treatment, of course, but that you can best infer from the reliability of the manufacturer.

VG-10 is an excellent steel as used in many of my Spydercos and I also have D2 blades from Camillus and Bob Dozier. They all perform beyond my expectations. As far as stainless goes, I have had no rusting or patina in D2 used in my kitchen.
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DGGG
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03-20-06 02:05.00 - Post#887217    


    In response to DrGonzo

I like the vg-10 Cobalt because it is radioactive and glows in the dark!

And it holds a very good edge for a stainless steel but I must admit D2 is great also.
 
neo
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03-20-06 04:54.55 - Post#887327    


    In response to DGGG

  • DGGG Said:
I like the vg-10 Cobalt because it is radioactive and glows in the dark!




Can you post some pictures or a link?
I only know it from Al Mar and a few spyderco's.
 
bladewizard
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03-20-06 07:49.01 - Post#887427    


    In response to neo

I dont have alot of experience with the VG10, that said I do have a couple knives in D2 and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Easy to sharpen, stays sharp a long time, no problem with staining or rust.
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DGGG
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03-20-06 08:29.15 - Post#887449    


    In response to neo

  • neo Said:
  • DGGG Said:
I like the vg-10 Cobalt because it is radioactive and glows in the dark!




Can you post some pictures or a link?
I only know it from Al Mar and a few spyderco's.



It's my mistake. It isn't the cobalt knife that glows in the dark it is the Taiwanese Pigs I was chasing with the knife that glowed in the dark.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4605202.st...

Sorry for the mixup.
 
tristram
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03-21-06 07:28.56 - Post#888145    


    In response to DGGG

You can always paint your blade with a phosphorous marker...
As for the steels, VG-10 is my overall favorite currently for folders / small knives.
 
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