About Stainless Steel in manufacture Knives– Knife Depot Co.

About Stainless Steel in manufacture Knives

About Stainless Steel in manufacture Knives

About Stainless Steel in manufacture Knives Knife Depot


Stainless steels in manufacture Knives

Stainless steel is a relatively new invention, stainless steels are steels that are highly resistant to rust, but not completely resistant to it (no steel is resistant to rust). Rust resistance comes with a price at the difficulty level of steel which is measured on the Rockwell scale - HRC. A typical Western kitchen knife made of Western stainless steel (even the most expensive ones) will have a difficulty rating of 56-58 HRC. The significance of the steel's difficulty level is reflected in its ability to hold a sharper blade over a longer period of time. Knives that are made of typical western stainless steel are made with a blade at an angle of 20-25 degrees, if they try to sharpen a western knife to a sharper angle the thin edge of the blade will warp and warp after a short use. Knives made of Japanese steel will be sharpened to an angle of 12-15 (extra sharp angle). The Japanese have learned to produce high quality stainless steels (like VG10) which are both rust resistant and reach a difficulty level of 60-61 HRC. If you do not work with fine raw materials (like fine fish for example) and you are looking for an excellent steel that can withstand moisture (and acidity) for a much longer time, the advanced Japanese stainless steels are for you. For the avoidance of doubt, Moving from a typical Western stainless steel knife to a Japanese knife made of Japanese stainless steel is a significant upgrade, and a difference of heaven and earth.

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