By: Jesse (Sep, 2014)
This blade is very hard, and keeps its edge much longer than my high carbon blades. I had to slightly alter my sharpening method because the burr rolls easier. Now that I'm aware of the roll, I can pull it from my plane, and have it shaving hair in about the same time as my HCS.
Anecdotal, and don't try this, but I ran through some staples on accident. They chipped my HCS, but barely dented the D2 edge.
There are a few other alloys I want to try in my planes, but at the moment, D2 is king of my shop.
I own this product.