Kershaw Steel Advice

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Willie_wanky, May 10, 2020.

  1. Willie_wanky


    May 10, 2020
    I recently purchased a Kershaw Skyline through a seller on I paid for the regular 1760 model with Sandvik steel. The intention was to use this is an EDC blade that I wouldn’t have to worry about using and abusing. I ended up receiving a beautiful 1760dam damascus model and was told by the seller that the error works in my favor and that I can keep it or exchange for the 1760 model I ordered. So I want advice on what I should do. Is the Damascus as good as the Sandvik steel for edc tasks? Price aside would I be better off using the Damascus as the edc beater or sending it back?
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
  2. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    I say go with the flow on this one!
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  3. Andrew Kenny

    Andrew Kenny Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2020
    It would work as an edc, but personally, I would sell it, buy the sandvik, and keep the cash. Ya got lucky there.
  4. metaxasm

    metaxasm Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2002
    Use it and enjoy it!
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  5. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Hold onto it and enjoy using her. The Dammy models have a really cool pattern and hold an edge just fine for EDC type tasks.
  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I believe it’s made up of: AB765A9F-30D3-4817-9AE0-C53E82E6E310.jpeg

    I would just use and enjoy your upgrade!
  7. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    You are good either way but, I must tell you that Kershaw’s Damascus knives hold there value very well. I once saw a used Damascus Zing sell for $204.00 on eBay. Not bad for a used knife that had a street price of about 80-90 bucks new

    Keep the knife. Buy a Sandvik model and use it for EDC.

    Kershaw’s Sandvik steel is one of my favorites, btw.
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  8. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Absolutely keep it. Use it if you like or buy another regular version to use. If it were me, I'd just use it. Think of it this way, a lot of people have bought those but are collectors and will never use them. You have been given an opportunity to use an upgraded knife at the cost of the regular version. Good opportunity I would say.
  9. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    Use it. The regular skyline is really a wonderful EDC and the one you now have is better looking. Score !
  10. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    I have had Kershaw's damascus blades before and they make great users. Easy to sharpen, keeps a fine edge, and good looking. If you are dead set an an all stainless in 14c28n then by all means sell it, maybe to me, and get the knife you want. I say keep and use the Kershaw damascus as there are few opportunities to get a decent layered blade cheap enough to use without worrying about it.
  11. Earl1

    Earl1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 11, 2016
    I'd say use it if ya want,or put it away and get another for edc. Great knife I love them
  12. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I’d say you lucked out. I do like 14c28n but that Damascus is tough and a great conversation piece. Keep it and enjoy it.
  13. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Personally I don’t prefer Damascus for a user knife. I’d sell it and buy the regular, keep the extra cash. I’ve had both and I like the regular version better for daily use.
  14. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I EDC'd a Damascus Skyline for almost a year. It held it's edge well and the blade held up to daily, light use. I didn't really notice much different from 14C28N in a stock Skyline, and I have a few Skylines.
    I say keep it and have pride in ownership.
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  15. MarkN86


    Sep 3, 2012
    I have one and I keep it nice for more dressy situations. The light bit I've used it makes it seem as good as the Sandvik, but it's not going to be as corrosion resistant. You got a knife worth almost twice what you paid for it, that's a win. I would not use it as a beater, but I would put a little back and buy a second Skyline.
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  16. vwb563

    vwb563 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Keep it and buy another regular model to use.
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  17. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    Keep it. Use it if you want to, Kershaw Damascus is usually pretty good. Personally, I'd buy another in 14c28n for EDC, and have the Damascus as a BBQ knife, something to show off, as well as being a good cutter.
  18. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Use it with pride
  19. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    So, I know this opinion makes me some kind of heretic, but 90% of us would not know the difference between the different steels based on its performance in everyday cutting, short of a catastrophic manufacturing flaw. I'd say use it.
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  20. colin.p


    Feb 4, 2017
    90%? I think you're being kind.

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