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#220821 - 04/21/08 08:28 PM INFI vs SR-101
reconseed Offline
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I am comparing my Busse Scotch Dispenser and my SR Warden. I love both, but the SD has the edge i think. I was wondering, what is the main difference between sr101 and infi? i know infi is a better steel but why and i would like to hear a comparison of these 2 knives... The SR warden vs the Busse SD. lets hear it.


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#220822 - 04/21/08 08:38 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: reconseed]
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Sr-101 rusts like nobodys bizness, great edge holding and sharpenability, brittle and has been known to chip, if its diff tempered you will have a very strong and flexible knife

infi is very rust resistant, great edge holding and sharpenability, extremely chip resistant, flexible and strong
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#220823 - 04/21/08 09:05 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: macgregor]
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since when is sr-101 (or 5200 for that matter) been known to chip?!
it CAN chip... more readily than INFI.
but it's VERY tough steel with good edge holding and its fairly easy to sharpen.

INFI is REALLY easy to sharpen, has good corrosion resistance, holds a great edge (just as good as sr-101 right?) even under heavy use, the edge pretty much will NOT chip and it's extremley tough.

that is just from my understanding, some may clarify what I have to say, or prove me wrong.
but some of thew stuff is opinion, i've heard that INFI holds a better edge than sr101 and I've heard sr101 holds a better edge than INFI.
so I guess it depends somewhat...

hope that helsp a little.
both are GREAT steels.


Edited by eatingmuchface (04/21/08 09:06 PM)
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#220824 - 04/21/08 09:16 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: eatingmuchface]
BIG footed NICK Offline
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I really don't think the SD and Swamp warden are a fair comparrison, I the Skelly warden is more alike.

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#220825 - 04/21/08 09:23 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: BIG footed NICK]
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he's talking abvout comparing the steels though.
but I don't think the knives are completley alike but...
they are kind of close.
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#220826 - 04/21/08 09:55 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: eatingmuchface]
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I was talking about micro chipping, nothing major.
Its a brittle steel, not as brittle as s30v though.
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#220827 - 04/21/08 10:08 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: macgregor]
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it's not a brittle steel dude.
maybe you read that somewhere, and I'm not sure about micro chipping (although I guess it happens, would anyone ever notice??) but i've used some 5160, and it certainly is NOT brittle steel.
someone beat on a swamprat for 8 hours with a pipe wrench.
come on.
brittle?
I think that is the wrong word to use.
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#220828 - 04/21/08 10:11 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: eatingmuchface]
macgregor Offline
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Ummmm, sr-101 isnt 5160.
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#220829 - 04/21/08 10:11 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: macgregor]
Rich Offline
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I disagree about SR-101 being rust prone. It is true that it rusts easier than INFI, but I have been using a Battle Rat which is made of SR-101 here in hot, humid, rain soaked South Carolina for 4 years how without any problem with rust. All you have to do is clean it and dry it when you are done using it. I also normally put a light coat of wax just on the exposed metal before I put it way and ta-da, no rust.

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#220830 - 04/21/08 10:11 PM Re: INFI vs SR-101 [Re: eatingmuchface]
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gentlemen, i get little "chips" in my swamp rat blades all the time. none of them has ever been big enough to stop me from what i'm doing or warrant an immediate sharpening to continue working. they all sharpen out over time and i don't feel that a single one of them has been from poor materials, workmanship, or design. that's simply what happens when you use a knife for more than opening packages.
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