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Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:06 pm
I was looking at the Shiro Kamo R-2 Sujihiki 270mm and was wondering if you have any details on what type of steel it is made from and clad in. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kamo1.html
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:09 pm
R-2 is the core steel. It's a powdered stainless steel that is very abrasion resistant and can take an acute edge and holds it well. It's also called SG-2 by another mill but essentially the same stuff.
The HRC is about 62-62 on these knives.
The damascus cladding is some mix of stainless steels but I'm not sure what exactly. They're beautiful, hand made knives and they perform really well.
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