Seems like everyone wants the LatestAndGreatestSuperTerrificHappySteel™ in their EDC, but fact is, for 90% or more of the people a more value oriented steel is plenty good enough. 80% or more probably can’t properly sharpen anything much farther up the food chain.
Of course there is about a $50 limit or so above which the blade-buying public wants to see something better than that, but from a functional point of view most people aren’t breaking down 100’s of feet of cardboard in a single day. I keep my 20 year old Spyderco Sharpmaker screwed into a workbench, and I spend 30 seconds touching up the edge whenever I feel it needs it. In a pinch you can put a quite serviceable edge on an 8Cr13MoV blade just using the top of a car window or the unglazed bottom rim of a coffee mug.
That is just one “Unpopular Truth” in the knife industry? What are some others?
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