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    If only that were possible, I would gladly buy both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    One of each.

    Mods please remove this post if you think that I'm the least bit serious.

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    Lol hoss. Make him two and ill buy whichever he doesn't ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    One of each.

    Mods please remove this post if you think that I'm the least bit serious.

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    Nah, I was going to say the same thing.

    I have a Devin petty in 52100 and an ITK gyuto in AEB-L. If it came down to it, I would say AEB-L. There are many carbon steels out there that I enjoy, both to use and sharpen. The list for stainless that I love is much, much shorter. I think I actually prefer the type of edges I get on the AEB-L. And it is nice to have a nice stainless knife now and then. Plus it's what Hoss is (most) famous for. If you get a Ferrari, you kinda feel obligated to get it in red, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Plus it's what Hoss is (most) famous for. If you get a Ferrari, you kinda feel obligated to get it in red, right?
    Agreed, I am no fan of stainless, but think I may have gone there had I been lucky enough to be on the list.
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    I want a dt aeb-l in a bad way. lemme know anyone if you wanna jump off the list

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    Well if hoss will make me both on this run ill do a pass around on them simultaneously!

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    Tough choice. Michael Rader and I were discussing something similar, and I said something along the lines of, "I'm a carbon fan, so 52100 is nicer for me". With that beig said, AEB-L can be fantastic. If it were my DT, I'd go with 52100, but that's not saying the other 4 of 5 guys might not prefer AEB-L.

    I've had a few experiences with 52100, and while done by people other than DT, it does take a wicked edge, and in Marko's case, it stays nicely hair-popping with some stropping. AEB-L, as done by Adam Marr takes a more polished, yet still somewhat toothy edge easily and it likes to hang out there for a while.

    I realize these are the same steels you mentioned, done by different guys, however, so it's only idle banter.
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    Unless you have a carbon fetish, I'd go with AEB-L. In my hands, there is no functional difference other than one of them rusts.

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    Yeah, I'd choose carbon because I like patina, and not really for a difference in performance. Both can be great.
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    I'd go with 52100. But that's because I already have one in AEB-L
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