8670 steel verses 80CrV2 Steel

Ga Red

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How does 8670 steel compare to 80CrV2 steel in toughness and edge holding at same hardness and blade grind


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8670 would be tougher, 80CrV2 would have higher wear resistance, BUT it would be extremely difficult to tell the difference in a blind test between the 2. In other words, if you had 2 blades ground the same and they weren't labeled or marked which steel was which, it would be nearly impossible to tell the difference.