KKF Supporting Member
- Oct 29, 2021
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- San Francisco
Sure you can modify the statement I made to say that and you are correct that most people pick stuff that is easy to sharpen. but that is not the point I was making. I was specifically talking about the maximum sharpness achievable by steel taking the sharpener out of the equation.If you modify that phrase to instead read:
"Maximum achievable sharpness with low to medium skill level"
Then you start to view individual steels for their real world characteristics as experienced by most people. Even with blades sporting more obtuse edge geometry. These steel types have the ability for easier sharpening.
So with this lens its easy to understand why many people gravitate and love steels like AS, White #1, or Blue #2.
The ability to sharpen your sticks to near a "razor sharp edge" or past is very desirable to most people.
Crappy Walmart, target, or big grocery chain stainless blades do not have these qualities.
Again, its important to understand steel as they actually function in the real world with use and sharpening... Not just as stats on a spec sheet.
I say this all with extensive real world R&D testing of things in real use vs. theoretical capabilities as theorized, hoped for, and told to us by those who engineered the items.
Real world always shows the truth of a product-- especially those meant for continual use and abuse.