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    Username Post: CRKT Ken Onion Ripple- Acuto steel?        (Topic#880496)
    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    06-17-10 17:38.18 - Post#2151752    

    Hey all!
    So i've been lookin around for my next blade and came across the CRKT ripple.
    I was originally looking at tactical folders, (lone wolf T2, and such), but stumbled upon the ripple.
    It seems to fit my EDC requirements:
    -above 3"
    -useful blade shape
    -quick smooth opening
    -only ~$80

    not to mention it comes in blue (which is a huge selling point for me).

    Only real issue is the acuto steel. I've read that it's a variant of 440, which i tend to steer clear of. I was wondering if anyone with a Ripple, or other Acuto blade could speak on it's durability, edge retention, and sharpening. it's really the only thing about the knife i'm hesitant about.
    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    06-19-10 20:05.42 - Post#2153107    

        In response to dnullify

    Does anyone have any insight? advice?
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-19-10 21:20.24 - Post#2153123    

        In response to dnullify

    "Acuto 440" is most commonly used for kitchen knives. I don't know anything about its properties except that it is capable of high hardness. If it is an improvement on 440c it will probably work well for you.
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-20-10 02:14.01 - Post#2153216    

        In response to dnullify

    • dnullify Said:
    Does anyone have any insight? advice?

    We all do. We are just not telling.

    Relax...if members know...they will tell you.
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    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-20-10 06:47.05 - Post#2153407    

        In response to dnullify

    I don't know anything about the steel, but I am naming my next robot Acuto the Omniscient.
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-20-10 06:57.40 - Post#2153411    

        In response to knifetinkerer

    That Steel is in between 440C and 154CM in Performance.

    It has about the same amount of Carbon as the other two but has more Moly than 440C and less Moly than 154CM.

    It should perform fine - just as 440c and 154cm perform fine too.

    It has the hands down dumbest name I have ever heard for a steel and proves that the japanese will call stuff any damn thing.

    You should be in great shape on using the steel.

    It is the only steel that I have ever seen CRK&T use that would hold a real good edge.

    I'm sure that is because Ken insisted that they not use one of their standard 420/440A equivalents.

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    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-20-10 07:07.30 - Post#2153416    

        In response to MikeStewart

    I guess Cut-O-Rama and Sharpatronic were taken.
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    06-20-10 15:51.33 - Post#2153739    

        In response to MikeStewart

    Kershaw's loss is CRKT's gain

    The Ripples seems to be the best CRKT folders I've seen - my worry is that ACS will treat it as a "Flick" knife and confiscate it if I try to import - for once I am tempted to order thru an Oz middle man
    I'm paranoid only cause everyone's out to get me!

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