Bought this knife 15 plus years ago and always wondered what kind of steel it was. Called Ka-Bar this A.M. and the nice lady put on hold to find out and came back with the info that it was Sandvik 12-c-27 steel. Kind of pleased with this. Not D-2 like their higher priced Fighting knives but not just some 440 stainless. What do the knife gurus here think of this steel?