Tony, would you recommend S30V in this piece over D2 if it can be acquired? I'd love a primer on knife steele and your thoughts on how the different steel offered by knife makers impacts wear and sharpen ability over time. Heck, while I am wishing, a whole post on blade finishes would be cool too.
I'd almost always prefer a truly stainless steel like S30V to a semi-stainless steel like D2, especially uncoated and bead blasted D2. That said, I like how long this thing has kept its edge. If you need more information on steels, go to the Links tab up top, then under "Basics" you will find Joe Talmadge's Guide to Steels. You can also go here:http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/368828-Steel-FAQ
Ok, good and thanks. Filip and I are already exchanging emails. He is quite responsive!