Hello everyonee. Long time no see. I've been dealing with some health issues and my wife has also, among a couple other problems that's kept me away from the forums. Thought I'd say howdy to everyone while I give an opinion on a question. BTW, thanks Johnnytwoshoes for being the friend that you are. Your a blessing for sure.
Now about the Case CV -vs- GEC 1095 carbon question. Knife blade steel edge holding and sharpenablity differs from knife to knife within a single brand not to mention from brand to brand. You may have 2 Case knives for example that are exactly alike and 1 will be a great working pocket knife while the other just has pretty looks going for it. If you had a Case knife and a GEC knife that had blades that were exactly the same in edge retention and sharpening ability, there is still the other differences of what angle of edge is put on each blade that would play a part in making a difference in the 2 knives. A very sharp thinner "V" edge blade will dull quicker than an blade that has a thicker "V" edge. That is with both knives cutting the same material. There are so many different things that come into play when comparing 1 blade -vs- another. Blade steel, it's material make up of carbon content and ect., heat treatment/tempering and all the other things that go into it at the factory are just the first part. And yes they do play a very large part but then when you bring in the human factor of putting the non-factory edge on the blade, that will effect the out come of the comparison between the 2 also. That's just MHO from my experiences with knife blades though. I hope it makes some sense and is of some help.
You all here on AAPK take care and I hope to get back here to the forums as quick as I can. Lord knows I could use the calming effect AAPK gives me when I visit here and talk with all of you guys. Once again I want to thank you personally Johnny for your continued support and prayers even when you haven't heard from me for quite a while. I'll try my best to keep in touch with you as often as I can. God Bless each and every one of you and keep up the good work you all do so well here on AAPK, the most friendly knife site on the entire www.