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Which Steel for Artifex?

White #1
4
17%
White #2
4
17%
Blue #2
15
65%
 
Total votes : 23

New Artifex, which steel?

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm going to try and make a version of my Artifex with my Japanese factory. We are not sure which steel to use and I have to get this right since they want big quantities in order to do these.

So, please vote. White #1, White #2 and Blue #2. All of these will be clad in stainless steel and price point will be in the $99 range with a simple western handle attached.

I do not want to do these in aogami super or hap40 since our factory is working on the kohetsu line with these with wa handles. we could revisit this at a later time if these are hot sellers.

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:50 pm

Haha....one for each right now. This will be funny if it's a close race.

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:52 pm

I would like to see 120 to 135 petty shape liked laser Aogami with the nice height. in the artifex line ;) I voted for white 2 but blue 2 would be sweet

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:50 pm

While I think that "Number One" may market better than "Number Two" -- I'm going with my perception (and not from personal experience) that #2 sharpens a little easier than #1 with nearly as good an edge. I'm also going with my equally second- and third-hand perception that white is a little more robust to abuse than is blue.

Edit -- To be clear, any of them at the price point you are shooting for, as long as it didn't have a "marginal" handle, would be very attractive as first knives for friends, or ones I wouldn't worry too much about leaving out when others are using whatever they find in our home kitchen.
Last edited by jeff on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:59 pm

vote casted. i love me my blues.

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:05 pm

Looks like Blue #2 is the winner. I have some more build questions I need to poll but the steel is now decided. Thanks! These are gonna be bad ass knives for under $100.

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Cool what size and style are you looking at doing ?

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:18 pm

If I may be so bold as to request a blade height about 46mm for a 210 Gyuto and about 48-49mm for a 240 Gyuto. Hey, I gotta ask :-).

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:21 am

Thin behind the edge, please? I want an Artifex Laser!!!

Re: New Artifex, which steel?

Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:33 pm

claytonsmith wrote:Thin behind the edge, please? I want an Artifex Laser!!!


Thin behind the edge, yes. Laser? Not so much. 3mm over the heel for a gyuto is good. Distal taper? Absolutely! A distal taper like the Zwilling-Kramer would be really sweet.
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