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What Knive makers are sharpest?

Reading some of the other topics about different types of knives for deer or survival or what not, got me to thinking, what manufacturers make the sharpest knives based on your personal experience? A couple of my personal favorite knifes are buck knives they have a good heavy blade and are sharp but are not what I would deem scary sharp, I have a schrade hunting knife and I can get it very sharp. What knives are the sharpest for you? Is carbon or stainless steel better. And yes I know it depends on how you sharpen them but overall which ones are best. Appreciate the info.

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Re: What Knive makers are sharpest?

Dozier/Crotts...scary sharp and stay that way for some time. D2 steel. Maybe not the best for a survival type knife where you may be chopping, high carbon stainless would probably serve that role better. But for cutting, field dressing, caping, etc...I've never owned a sharper knife. My Crotts has been through 3 seasons of deer hunting, field dressing and light butchering (6+ deer) and still shaves hair.

In terms of factory knives, I've always found it easy to put a great edge on my Buck knives.

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Re: What Knive makers are sharpest?

Cutco and no they are not just for the kitchen I love my hunting knife and my kabar from them

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Re: What Knive makers are sharpest?

I probably have around 50 or 60 different knives and the sharpest knife out of the box that I have ever seen is Cold Steel.

As far as the best steel, high carbon is the easiest to resharpen but it can't handle the abuse of certain stainless steel. I like the San Mai III steel, but it is very pricey. I've had good luck with AUS-8, it's not the best but it holds a good edge and can be resharpened easily.

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the havalon piranta is an awesome knife. not beefy or your typical hunting knife but if you are doing alot of skinnin, caping in the field it is so nice to just change blades. scapek blades are scary sharp
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Ingram, Crotts, May

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