When I bought these knives the steel was considered top of the line. The newest in super steels! Now I don't dare to even call them knives! I'm guessing if I try to cut anything they will dull instantly and possibly shatter, destroying my sight instantly. I had thought these older steels spontaneously dissolved once the newer steels came into being. Turns out they were just in a drawer..... I took out each of these knives and sharpened them all. Only the Dragonfly had been sharpened before. Spyderco Dragonfly 1 Benchmade 771 Benchmade 773BC1 Spyderco Blackhawk Kershaw random task 1510 I had dozens of knives. I sold most of the expensive ones. I still have plenty of plastic handled Spydercos laying around. Mostly in AUS-8. How would these steels rate in today's world? What are the equivalents? I had abandoned these folders in exchange for multi tools long ago. Now for several years I've been carrying folders of various types. I'm glad to finally pull some out of storage.