Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
I also wonder if folks think that since northern blades are not laminated like the southern blades, they must be scrap crap. The problem with this is that the Spanish and others shared techniques that refined steel to better tolerances than the south, and thus no need for the type of laminations that were needed by the southern Philippines, Indonesia, and even Malaysia needed at one time.
What also made this worse is the use in WWII of leaf spring steel for blades (which oddly enough is not bad steel).