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
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.