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 Post subject: Ginsan steel?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:01 am 

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I'm considering a Hiromoto knife made of Ginsan steel. However, don't know this steel.

Is there anyone who can tell who well Ginsan takes an edge? For example compared to AEB-L / 13C26, which is the best stainless steel I know in terms of its ability to take an edge.

And how are its other properties, particularly its wear resistance? And does it chip less easy than VG-10?

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 Post subject: Re: Ginsan steel?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:37 am 
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Ginsanko is a Hitachi stainless steel similar to 19C27 used in the Suisin Inox Honyaki knives:

19c27(no range/tolerance info)


But I always liked the Ginsanko in my Kikuichi better than the 19C27 in the Suisin's. Maybe a placebo affect, I don't know.

Ginsanko will not take as keen of an edge as stainless steel will as far as I know.

It does take a very nice edge though....I would never not get a knife made from Ginsanko for this reason.

Wear resistance was/is always hard for me to have a big opinion on....simple home cook so I don't use my knives 10 hours a day. I typically sharpen them long before they need it.


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