Originally Posted by fredaevans
Probably repeating myself here, but the best knife I ever had was a circa 1950's carbon steel 'Boy Scout' knife. Some extra 'tools' in the thing, but you could put a 'hair's edge' on the main blade.
Didn't buy it, actually found it in the river.
Yep, that old soft carbon steel was easy to hone and sharpened like a razor.
Best news is, those old BSA knives are cheap again. About 15 years ago they brought $50-70, but thanks to Ebay they've dropped in value to half that. Seems everybody had one in a drawer at home, so suddenly they weren't rare.
I see them at knife shows everywhere; Ebay too.