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    Devin's aeb-l or his 52100?

    I was lucky enough to get on the list for one of the new ITK's and have vacillated between aeb-l and 52100.

    Given the magic Devin does with his aeb-l, is there really any reason to get 52100?

    Obviously 52100 needs more care but if anyone has Devin's work in both steels and can provide a sense of the differences, I would be grateful!

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    I think his 52100 ITK's are much harder to come by, probably making them more valuable in that respect.
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    I've tried both, both are excellent. Pretty much comes down to whether you prefer carbon or stainless
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    52100

    It's a super fine steel, easy to sharpen, and once it develops a patina you don't really need to do much other than wipe it down after it gets wet. Plus, it will be unique to you since carbon steel develops a character and doesn't stay stagnant like stainless steel. I like that in a knife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gic View Post
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    I've only tried his aeb-l, but I can't imagine you'll go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    I've only tried his aeb-l, but I can't imagine you'll go wrong.
    +1 I've got #10 of the first run of itk's in aeb-l. Feels and sharpens just like the best blue steels that I've used. Pretty amazing stuff really. Don't think you would go wrong with either. You just need to decide carbon vs stainless. Both will be the top of their game coming from hoss.
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    I love carbon and 52100, But Aeb-l is an amazing steel which requires little attention.

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    One of each.

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

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