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Old Fri February 28th,2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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What can you guys tell me about AUS-8A stainless steel. Is it a decent material for a skinning knife blade? Hard to sharpen?
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Old Sat March 1st,2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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The AUS-8A is whats called Cold Steel.It does hold a good edge.It can be sharpened to a razors edge.
Here is a web site with some AUS-8A cold steel knivesAUS-8A Knives
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Old Thu March 27th,2003, 02:33 PM   #3
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From what I hear Aus8 Steel is a great Stainless Steel. I've seen some Cold Steel Knives with it... and also a Spyderco Native II. B)
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Old Wed April 6th,2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Hello JiB,

AUS-8A simply called 8A is a premium stainless steel manufactured in Japan.
Many of todays top manufacturers are incorporating this razor sharp steel in
field knives for example: Browning, Beretta, Knives of Alaska, Spyderco,
Cold Steel, SOG, etc.
Adding of vanadium places this moderate steel between 440A and ATS-34 in performance. Here is the composition for this steel: Carbon 0.7 - 0.8%, Manganese 1.0%, Chromium 13.0 - 14.5%, Nickel 0.5%, Vandium 0.1 - 0.25%, Molybdenum 0.1 - 0.3%
As for your question about a good skinning knife, YES
Just remember to touch up the blade after each use as it is easier to keep a knife
sharp rather than re-sharpenig a dull knife. This holds as a pearl of wisdom for todays harder stainless steels. By having excellent retention you pay for it in re-sharpening.
Check out my website for all kinds of AUS-8A blades.
Take note to the Knives of Alaska product line.

Hope this helps,

See ya in the Field !!

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