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Old 10-11-2017, 3:06 PM
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I've been toying with the idea of buying this knife for a few years now.. I'm surprised that there is not more info on this knife, most of it is regurgitated from one site to another. Nutnfancy did a pretty good job on his interview with his own take on the knife.

this was bought as an EDC companion to go along with my ZT 0566.

I also do a lot of hiking with much of it going to water holes/coast.

Do any of you have any experience with H1 steel? I understand how it is made and the trade-off of using nitrogen rather than carbon... But the work hardening of the blade as you use it/sharpen it more?







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Old 10-11-2017, 5:05 PM
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I have an H1 Ladybug. I got it 5 or 6 years ago. The steel is good. It doesn't rust or corrode as much as the normal Ladybug. I've done nothing different sharpening wise then I do with my many other Spyderco's. That would be a good knife for hiking trips that are around salt water.
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Old 10-11-2017, 7:46 PM
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Gorn5150 have you noticed the edge holding up more and more over time?
The H1 is said to be a softer material that hardens as it is worked/stressed/sharpened
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:08 PM
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I haven't notice that on this blade. I am skeptical of that claim though. I'm not well versed in metallurgy but find it hard to believe a steel would harden by sharpening.

But whether it does or doesn't it is still a very good knife and knife steel.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:49 PM
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Looks like the knife strapped to my SCUBA BCD
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