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 Post subject: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:01 pm 

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Has anyone ever sharpened one of the Porsche kitchen knives by Chroma?
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=58650&cat=2,40733,40738

From what I have seen on the site, there doesn't seem to be anything that would pose a problem in regards to sharpening. I was given a 9" chef knife, 3 months old to do. HRC is 56-58 and I'm guessing the angle is 16 deg but I haven't verified that yet.

http://www.chroma-cutlery.com/type301

I think it is going to take a really nice edge, even after 3 months of use in a restaurant (but cared for by the owner) it is still quite sharp. I'm looking forward to tackling this one. I'm going to use the EP for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:07 pm 

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Every now and then I get a knife that just seems to beg for sharpening and it raises a burr for you just by threatening to sharpen it. That was the case with this knife 20 degrees hit exactly the right spot and I used the EP220 to get the ball rolling. The burr was raised very quickly, I moved to the EP 600, Shapton Glass 2k then a few quick strokes with the Shapton 5k and it was done, 15 minutes in total.


It was nice to see a knife so well cared for by the owner, still in the original box which is very nice by the way, I am glad it came out well for him.

Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:31 pm 
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These are interesting looking knives. Not my cup of tea necessarily...but I can appreciate their aesthetic.



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 Post subject: Re: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:00 pm 
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We carried the Chromas for years but I gave up on them due to lack of demand. The steel is ok, reminded me of Globals when I tried them. The handles are nice looking but didn't feel good to me at all when I used the knives.



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 Post subject: Re: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:40 am 
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The design is new and exotic, but that's about it. I see these knives weekly, and for the price there's much better available. The steel doesn't hold a great edge imo. Worse than Global, but sharpens much easier. Doesn't have that persistent burr Globals have.



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 Post subject: Re: Porsche - The knife
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:52 pm 
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I reprofiled, thinned, and did a tip repair on one for my old boss about 3 months ago. It was easy to grind, which means it won't likely hold an edge very long, and a little tough to deburr(normal for less-than-incredible stainless alloys), and got extremely sharp.



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