Just wanted to know what experience people have with commonly available honyakis, both japanese and others. Most of them are finished at higher hrc than a regular mono. But I know that for example 1095 has a torsional toughness peak at 165-170deg C when tempering and this usually ends up as 65hrc or so. And according to people that have used such blades they are not chippy/brittle. So I wonder if we are seeing some kind of similar effect here with honyakis or if they infact are chippy and brittle? same with o1.