Thoughts about 154CM blade steel

TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior MemberPosts: 6,045 Senior Member
Thinking about one of these

Ontario Blackbird SK-5

Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 5"
Overall length: 10"
Blade thickness: 0.13"
G10 Handle Scales
MOLLE Compatible Sheath
Knife Weight: 8.4 oz.


  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    I have several blades that are 154cm. They hold an edge well, and are easy enough to sharpen.
    It's because I hate Trump.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,526 Senior Member
    Great steel for a blade, I have several, the japs copied it and called it ATS-34

  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    I need (want) a good stout knife. This one seems like it fits the bill. And the price is not bad. Good to know it is easy to sharpen. My S30V folders are great, but take quite a bit of effort to sharpen.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,657 Senior Member
    My Benchmade Griptilian 4" is 154CM steel, and that is it's best feature. I skinned, quartered, and used it for some of the butchering on two whitetails, with the edge that it came with, right out of the box. I hit it a few licks on a steel, and it was ready to go for another.

    In other words, I highly recommend it for holding an edge.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    olesniper wrote: »

    That's a good looking knife. And in the same price range. I would like a little longer blade. Also looking for something with a flat spine.

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  • Johnny rebJohnny reb Member Posts: 448 Member
    The d2 steel is good it's just harder than a whores heart. You definitely want a diamond stone too sharpen it. What I've found if you let it get really dull it takes a it too get it back. They seem too hold an edge well if you keep them up
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,862 Senior Member
    154CM/ATS-34 is my second favorite blade steel. SV-30 is the only one I've used I like better.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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