8A is an excellent blade steel.
Well, that's one thumbs up for it.
I've been looking at the ka bar bull dozier. You'd think that Bob selected AUS-8A for his "budget-line" for the price/value/performance. Bob definitely knows how to make a good knife.
Here's a picture of it.
I had one of the cheapie ka bar/ dozier folding hunters and it was quite sharp out of the box (they're AUS-8A as well). I beat the crap out of it. It kept on going. I eventually traded it off, but I just bought the D2 version and I'm expecting to like it even more.
I just wasn't sure how AUS-8A would hold up in a large fixed blade.
Edited by tremonti_usa on 06-01-08 10:46.06. Reason for edit: No reason given.