In the "Web Chatter" column of Blade Magazine's January issue (out now, go figure), Farro of Knifeforums.com gives Kershaw kudos for our heat treatment of 8Cr13MoV, the Chinese steel we use on some of our value-priced knives.
He notes, "as with any steel, 99 percent of its performance qualities are the result of the heat treatment used and its Rockwell hardness. I personally think Kershaw has the best heat treatment to exploit 8CR13MoV's potential."
Perfecting the heat treatment is always key to top performance and has always been a top concern for Kershaw. Thanks for noticing, Farro!