1095 vs 1084

I get asked about steel a lot, and since I use 1080 and 1084 for my carbon steel blades I often find myself explaining the properties of these steels and contrasting them with the more well known 1095. The whole issue comes up constantly on the various knife forums, but often the explanations are very technical or incomplete since they’re dealing with specific issues rather than the overall comparison.

Today, one of the most knowledgeable knife makers I know of posted an extremely clear and to the point comparison and since I can’t possibly improve on what he wrote I’ll just link to it.

1084 vs 1095