If any of you are knifenuts like I am, you'll find the following link pretty interesting. It's a link to Crucible Steels, which is a company that produces steels for an enormous amount of applications, one of which, is different steel types used in knife making. They use a process called CPM (Crucible Powdered Metallurgy), in which they used powdered alloys compressed at high temperatures to create steel. The results are a steel with a finer grain structure than the standard ingot steels. Really interesting stuff if your into that kind of thing. Search around the site and check it out.