It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:13 am

All times are UTC



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:22 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:17 am
Posts: 4227
I'm still learning about steels and there properties. I am starting to form some opinions but not having used most of them except some old carbons I would like to pose this question.

If you had to choose just one steel to for general purpose use, what would it be. I know it can be subjective on what traits your looking for but I'm talking about one steel for general purpose for chopping veges and some protein trimming, no bones involved. No one is right or wrong I just want to know what you would chose. If you want to list two or three in the order that you like them that would be OK too.
I appreciate all answers!



_________________
Those who say it can't be done are always passed by those doing it.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:07 am 

Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:11 am
Posts: 77
I am new to the Japanese knife and steel world too. I would choose AEBL. The first knife I bought was an Artifex 240mm Gyuto.
This knife has been awesome. It is stainless, takes a great edge, and retains the edge for a long time.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:42 am 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 3755
Location: USA... mostly.
Konosuke HD... HANDS DOWN. Ease of stainless, but with carbon edges...



_________________
Embracing the silence amid a life and land full of static...
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:24 pm 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:36 pm
Posts: 2823
AEB-L (stainless)
52100 (carbon)



_________________
Adam

Image
http://marrknives.com
http://facebook.com/marrknives
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:28 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:17 am
Posts: 4227
Exactly the kind of answers I'm looking for, thanks and keep them coming!



_________________
Those who say it can't be done are always passed by those doing it.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:50 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:29 am
Posts: 625
Location: Philippines
if the knife maker knows how to use the steel that he has, it shouldn't really matter. he should be able to bring out the best qualities of the steel. too many steel snobs. i'm one myself. but i'm trying to tell myself that i shouldn't.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:02 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 104
Oh man... Good question that will surely offer multiple opinions.. Here are my answers. All are great steels and all have specific benefits..

Easiest to sharpen and stainless - AEB-L
Sharp Edge, Carbon, and Stainless - Konesuke HD
Looks cool, stainless, great edge retention - Damascus
Sharp Edge, Great Retention, Tough - Aogami Super Steel


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:34 pm 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:34 pm
Posts: 1553
For Carbon, if it were my main prep knife, Aogami super.

For stainless, either CPM-154,S35VN, or ZDP 189. They all hold an edge better than just about anything else I've tried. That being said, I haven't tried M390 yet.

HD and TKC steel is my favorite "all-around".

I still have wet dreams about ZDP189 every now and then, for some reason..... :twisted:



_________________
Shaun Fernandez

With great sharpness comes great responsibility.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:47 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:17 am
Posts: 4227
Well Shaun, you've ruined ZDP189 for me now.



_________________
Those who say it can't be done are always passed by those doing it.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Knife Steel Opinions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:03 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:45 pm
Posts: 104
me too... no ZDP189 for me....


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


suspicion-preferred