Looking for a good knife steel. Been a while since I have purchased a knife. This is a knife that can be sharpened to a razor edge and hold it for a while. Every day use on a farm. Best I have now is D2 and probably would be hard to sway me away from D2. I have diamond stones to sharpen these steels. Maybe things have changed but not of fan of stainless. Could never get stainless to retain an edge. Really these days all I look for is a good carbon steel. I can deal with the rust if necessary.