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Have you ever had doubts about the value edge packing. Just an old blacksmith's tale? What is it, does it work, how does it work? I set about researching this subject in 1988, publishing the results in Knives Illustrated Magazine in the 1989/Winter issue. The article, titled "Microphotographing Steel" featured 400X photographs of cross sections of forged blade steels. The photos reveal considerable grain refinement due to forging, but the proof of "edge packing" was inconclusive. And there remained questions. Particle Metallurgy (CPM) steels were new on the market, and the question raised was