We've all heard the story. S35VN is supposedly the next evolution of S30V. Similar edge retention with added toughness. That's what we were told. Well, not so fast.
As S35VN has been becoming more available in knives, more tests are rolling in. Looks like the initial reports of similar edge holding with added toughness may have been just marketing hype. S30V may actually still be better overall due to large losses in edge holding with S35VN.
Here's a relevant thread on bladeforums. In particular look for responses from CrimsonTideShooter and Ankerson.
That thread includes video of rope cutting tests done on a wooden cutting board with a sebenza and native 5, both in S35VN. Both knives had their edge flatten, and these reports were corroborated by another bladeforums member.
I'm interested in collecting as much solid information on this as possible. I'm not interested in responses of "s30v is hard to sharpen".
So... Experiences? Thoughts?