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М.б. интересно, что Майк Стюарт говорит о CPM 154 и А2 на Bravo1 и СС:
"The Bark River Bravo 1 is said to be designed based on the needs of the Force Recon of the US Marine Corps. The Bravo 1 is produced in 2 versions, the A2 Tool steel & the very much more expensive CPM 154 "SS" version. But the stock version of the Bravo 1 is quite expensive as well.
The knife balances fine in hand, and it has enough weight to be used as a branch chopper in the woods. It is thick enough too to be used for small prying tasks, and has a thumb ramp for fine bushcrafting. Users are quite split over whether this knife is a good buy, but those who own one find it to be good for their usage and have almost no complains about it.
In comparing the Bravo 1 and the Bravo 1 SS, Mike Stewart of Bark River has said that CPM 154 steel holds an edge 20% longer than A2 steel, but loses out in terms of toughness. Here is the post from Mike himself:
A-2 has FINER carbides that any Super Stainless.
It is WAY tougher.(only S-7 and CPM3V are tougher in use in knives)
Here it is in a nutshell.
CPM154 is as Tough as D-2.(Not A-2)
It holds it's edge longer than A-2 by about 20%
It is also much harder to sharpen because of it's abrasion resistance - not because it is harder.
(If maintained it is easy to touch up with a Convex edge)
A-2 Is Much tougher - holds and edge very very well and is easy to sharpen.
The Advantage of CPM154 is that it is a more Stain Resistant Alloy.
It will stand shoulder to shoulder with A-2 in most uses but the in more abusive use A-2 will beat it without Chipping or Breaking.
In my Experience CPM154 is the Best Stain Resistant High Carbon Blade Steel that has been developed so far.
Jon--Feel Free to paste and copy this into your Forum.
There are both a larger version (Bravo 2) and smaller version (Gunny) of the Bravo 1 to suit various user needs, with a common design.
Some have claimed that the knife is overrated and is heavily sold based on the "marketing hype" of being associated with Force Recon. (Note that there has been no documented usage or endorsement of the Bravo 1 by the Marine Force Recon).
Overall, it seems like this knife is a little beefy and heavy for the outdoors. The A2 version of it would be a much better bargain than the CPM 154 version, unless one lives/uses the knife in a humid/salty environment, the stainless steel version could be considered. For a normal knife from Bark River, it is quite expensive (see prices below). It however is still a good enough knife to use in the woods and won't disappoint. That is, if one can afford it."