KnifeCenter FAQ #87: How To Choose The Right Steel


Get ready, because we’re diving into just what to look for in your choice of blade steel. Plus, we talk the difference between onlays, inlays and scales, plus what makes a more durable pocket clip. And apart from the whip and hat, what does Indiana Jones carry as an EDC?

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0:00 Intro
0:53 Choosing the Right Blade Steel for the Job
12:54 Onlays, Inlays and Scales, Plus Thumb Openings
15:33 Searching for a More Durable Pocket Clip
16:32 Eastern VS Western Tantos
17:09 The Indiana Jones Pocket Knife

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