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Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:48 pm

What is the purpose of putting a stainless clad over a stainless core?

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:14 pm

I don't know but my guess is cost cutting. It seems like most of the time the stainless cladding is done with a cheaper steel?

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:31 pm

Yep it's mostly cost savings. Also, some stainless steels are harder to engrave, pit a little more, break and crack more easily etc so they will buy it clad with soft stainless steel.

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:38 pm

It is also easier to thin the softer cladding and easier to grind the softer cladding than a full hard steel. It lets them use thinner, harder steel and the softer stainless helps absorb shock to the blade as well supposedly.

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Could someone name a couple of knives that have this construction? Thanks--

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Sakai Takayuki does many, many of the VG-10 core/Damascus clad knives are this construction, Hiromoto G3 is SS clad, Kanehiro has a G3/SS clad line, etc.

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:33 pm

Thanks guys

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:33 pm

Kikuichi Ginsanko is another....awesome knife.

Re: Time For Some Ejumacation

Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:40 pm

taz575 wrote:Sakai Takayuki does many, many of the VG-10 core/Damascus clad knives are this construction, Hiromoto G3 is SS clad, Kanehiro has a G3/SS clad line, etc.

Sorry, Taz, the Hiromoto G3 are monosteel.
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