Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Welcome to the forum!
Interesting question that you pose. I don't use my antique weapons to do any heavy cutting. I don't want to damage them. However, I have tried a number of WWII-era and later blades on various cutting chores and they perform well. Hardening of the steel edge is variable but I have not found any failures/breakages yet.
Are you referring to some of the modern reproductions perhaps? I view these as largely decorative.