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BrainFlush
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Jul 18, 2017
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I know this is a cheap AF set. And I do need a set soon. But what is the steel here? I eventually need 3 sets.
Jul 18, 2017
BrainFlush
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Jul 18, 2017
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Says India origin but only steel is mentioned. If I missed it. Let me know.
Jul 18, 2017
IvanSpendalot
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Jul 19, 2017
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Couldn't find steel on Amazon nor their website.
Jul 19, 2017
FriedShoe
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Jul 21, 2017
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When it doubt, buy something else. I hate it when knives don't list the steel type. Sometimes medium to high end knives won't list the steel type because it's a specific formulation for that maker, but that is certainly not the case here. For cheap knives its mostly just a scam.
Anyways, there's maybe an 80% chance the steel is either 440A, which is garbage, or 5Cr15MoV which is the Chinese version of X50CrMoV15 and might also be garbage.
440A is what Cutco uses and I don't think I have to say more about that.
X50CrMoV15 is the single most common knife steel and is used by Wusthof, Zwilling, etc. It's decent enough with a good heat treatment, but you should assume that is not the case for the knives being sold here.
Jul 21, 2017
BrainFlush
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Jul 21, 2017
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Great breakdown. Thanks. So many numbers. My god. New hobby. :D
Jul 21, 2017
FriedShoe
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Jul 21, 2017
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Not sure if this is kosher on MD but here's where I got to get me knife fix: https://www.reddit.com/r/chefknives/ (disclaimer, I moderate that subreddit)
Jul 21, 2017
BrainFlush
6845
Jul 21, 2017
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Dude I'm in a sea of stuff. I'm trying to lock down sets of knives for 3 restaurants and how to sharpen them. So your link will help and I appreciate it. Thank you.
Jul 21, 2017
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