Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:33 pm
A friend of mine has a knife with the above inscription on the side of the blade, which is apparently 20 - 30 yrs old. I did a quick google search and discovered that they can still be found occasionally on ebay, inexpensive knives.
What caught my attention on this blade was the "high carbon Japan no-stain steel", since this friend of mine has very little knowledge of the cutlery industry. Does anyone know the history of this particular steel? Just curious. Thanks
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:19 pm
IIRC I saw one of those recently. Since I didn't make note of it there was nothing special about the knife. Thats all I got on them.
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:55 pm
Probably some variant of 420 or 440. 440C if lucky.
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:56 am
Thanks gents, figured it was a long shot.
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