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Can a 440A Stainless steel blade be adequately re-sharpened? Is it a decent blade for a hunting knife? I've been looking at purchasing some knives from Smoky Mountain.
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All blades can be sharpened one way or another. just a matter of how you do it and preference, I have no experience with the stainless you mention. But take some time do some research and you will find more than you can imagine on a net search. Best wishes on finding what you want

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i have heard that 440 steel is some of the better knife steel. the only problem is that there are 3 grades of 440 steel and I don't really remember which one is best. To be honest I can sometimes find knives on sale that say 440 steel on them. Right now I gut deer with a 3 inch bladed ten dollar folding knife. It does seem to sharpen well.
 

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440c has the most carbon which translates into a better cutting edge, all things being equal.
With the way liability laws are today, most of the factory blades out there are relatively soft.
If you are looking for a factory blade of SS or near ss, look for D2 steel.
JMO bruce/birdog
 
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