Belt Selection For Grinding Knives

1095 is an excellent choice because of its affordability while still being a great all-around knife steel.It isnt as durable and wear resistant as o1, or as corrosion resistant as d2 and s30v.Its a top performer at this price point.O1 is great for beginners because it is easy to heat treat without specialty equipment.It is easy to sharpen and can hold a good edge.