Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:48 pm
What is the purpose of putting a stainless clad over a stainless core?
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?
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.
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.
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:06 pm
Could someone name a couple of knives that have this construction? Thanks--
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.
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:33 pm
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:33 pm
Kikuichi Ginsanko is another....awesome knife.
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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