GUN 2 thumbs up for Kershaw

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  1. Styk

    Styk Active Member

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    I sent my Blur in for warranty because it would not hold an edge and thought that they would sharpen it for me and send it back. They just sent me a brand new knife. :bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    I've been a little disappointed with mine. Granted I've cut through a lot of tough shit with it and may have nicked it on a rock or two. Good to know they are easy to deal with, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I've broken a couple of Kershaw's - leek and something else. Granted, they have great customer service and replace them promptly, but I prefer knives that just don't break. They are fine for light use I guess. I still have one around somewhere.
     
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    yep, my 1st scallion's tip broke off (granted i was using it for something that little thing probably wasn't meant to do) and they replaced it for me.

    i've bought several Kershaw Knives since and have been pretty loyal due to the fact that i like their products and they have proven they have great customer service

    (i'm completely in love with my kershaw blackout, it's fucking fantastic in every way :) )
     
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    What kind of steel is the blur?



    I want one of those S30v/G10 Leeks......
     
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    Its got a different name because it's made in the US I think, but it's basically the equivalent to AUS8. Next time I'll know better :hs:
     
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    Actually, I have it on me, I guess I could look :rofl: 440A? I think they make ones with better steel, not sure though.
     
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    440A is shit. That's pretty much what all "standard" knife blades are made of, which makes sense if you can't hold an edge.

    Never played with the AUS8 stuff, and can't say I know anything about it. After having blades done in S30V, I don't wanna go back. Shit is HARD son.
     
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    Yeah, I regret not buying one with S30V. I may see if they will exchange it and I pay the difference.

    AUS8 is the Japanese equivalent of 440A as far as I know. The knives I've had with it didn't hold an edge either.
     
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    I've been eying one of these lately, as I like the pattern of them a lot:

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    http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4167861

    Kershaw Gentlemen folder. The blade is VG-10, but I don't know anything about that either. Pattern looks pretty usable to me.
     
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    That looks pretty nice. Kershaw has a factory second sale at about 45 mins from my place twice a year. The next one is in spring and the knives only have minor defects like in the finish or whatever, I'll keep an eye out for ya.
     
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    No shit? Oh damn.... yeah, you need to give me a holler when that happens.

    Though I don't know how you'd feel about carting back a truck full of blades :rofl:
     
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    I dont carry the Kersahw anymore, it was just hanging out in my car. I carry an SOG Aegis Tanto now. That knife is awesome.
     
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    What's the actual model number? They do make an S30V Blur...

    http://www.kershawknives.com/productdetails.php?id=376&brand=kershaw

    But most of the blur's are "Sandvik 13C26 stainless-steel"


    I have a couple OD-1 (1775) with G10 handle that are "Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel" ... whatever that is, and a Leek that is the 13C26 stainless with 410 stainless handle.
     
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    Who knows what this is?

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    Found it..... Kershaw OD-1 with custom stocks.

    Kinda digging that pattern too....
     
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    Negative, 440A has 0.65-0.75% Carbon compared to 0.70-0.75% in AUS8. OTOH, 440A has more Chromium which will make it more stain resistant but interferes with the grain structure causing the formation of large carbides. AUS8 has an extremely fine grain structure and still takes the shapest edge of any of the steels I own. Typical hardness figures are 55-57 HRC for 440A compared to 57-58 for AUS8.

    Plus, proper heat treatment is a big deal with either. If not performed properly, it'll be a low performing blade regardless of grade.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Kershaw did a blade replacement on mine after it fell on the floor and opened chipping the blade. Any knife company worth their salt treats their customers like gold. I believe I sent it in for sharpening.
     

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