Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by Detroit1980, May 18, 2020.

  1. Detroit1980


    May 17, 2020
    I'm just wondering why Sog is still using AUS-8 on some of their more premium knives? I really don't understand how anybody can be satisfied paying $100+ for some of the worst knife steel out there.
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
  2. dano


    Oct 3, 1998
    Worse? Based upon what metric, exactly?
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  3. KenHash


    Sep 11, 2014
    LOL....If one thinks that Aus8 is "some of the worst knife steel out there", they obviously don't know anything about knife steels.
  4. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    AUS8 is far from the worst knife steel out there. It’s not my first choice, but it’s far from the worst.
  5. allenC


    Jun 18, 2000
    I agree that AUS8 is certainly not the worse blade steel to be had, but if you're paying over $100 bucks for a knife you really should get better steel IMO.
  6. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    one is paying for "speciailty knives"
    with a highly classic steel type .:)
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
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  7. Detroit1980


    May 17, 2020
    What I meant is that AUS-8 is some of the worst knife steel you're gonna find on a knife for $100+. There's obviously much worse steels out there.
  8. Asher Sympson

    Asher Sympson

    May 10, 2020
    My favorite steels are "budget" steels 420hc and aus 8a they both have acceptable edge retention, better toughness and corrosion resistance than higher end steels. I have seriously abused a 420hc dagger and I couldn't break it. Not even the point(!) and aus 8a is pretty much the same. Say you bought a $400 spartan fixed blade and you break it day 9 while batoning in the woods. A $160 SOG seal team is more likely to withstand the abuse and still be useable. S30vn is a single lifetime steel. You are more likely to pass down an aus 8a knife to your kids. Long story short aus 8 and company are made to last.

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