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Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:14 am

LUNA <> W#1... it's just too easy.

BBC <> The Black Steel KEN is referencing is a proprietary blend that is closely guarded, to the best of my knowlwdge. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nu24wacuha.html

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:41 am

Thanks for the clarification Mel.

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:02 am

Melampus wrote:LUNA <> W#1... it's just too easy.

BBC <> The Black Steel KEN is referencing is a proprietary blend that is closely guarded, to the best of my knowlwdge. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nu24wacuha.html



But it gets so sharp so fast :D

I can tell you one thing... I certainly dislike sharpening VG-10 and crappy stainless.

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:17 pm

It's a toss up between AEB-L and White 1 from my experience so far. I haven't done enough sharpening past those to really say. Cheap stainless I do a lot of as I sharpen friends knives for them and its a slow process getting them to transition to better knives.

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:43 am

Lunatic wrote:
Melampus wrote:LUNA <> W#1... it's just too easy.

BBC <> The Black Steel KEN is referencing is a proprietary blend that is closely guarded, to the best of my knowlwdge. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nu24wacuha.html



But it gets so sharp so fast :D

I can tell you one thing... I certainly dislike sharpening VG-10 and crappy stainless.



Stainless isn't crappy at all. It has a lot of great uses, different to carbon.

Stainless is very wear resistant (unlike carbon), which means it holds the edge longer...even tho it is 'softer' than carbon.

Excellent utility uses.

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:37 am

desol wrote:
Lunatic wrote:
Melampus wrote:LUNA <> W#1... it's just too easy.

BBC <> The Black Steel KEN is referencing is a proprietary blend that is closely guarded, to the best of my knowlwdge. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nu24wacuha.html



But it gets so sharp so fast :D

I can tell you one thing... I certainly dislike sharpening VG-10 and crappy stainless.



Stainless isn't crappy at all. It has a lot of great uses, different to carbon.

Stainless is very wear resistant (unlike carbon), which means it holds the edge longer...even tho it is 'softer' than carbon.

Excellent utility uses.


You read that wrong. Crappy stainless is very annoying to sharpen. I'm talking about your 39.99 cusinart knife or the cutco BS.

Good stainless would be 19C27, AEBL, R2/SG2, VG-10 is good but burr formation is a PITA.

There is good SS and bad SS, there is good carbon steel and bad carbon steel.

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:42 am

"Stainless isn't crappy at all. It has a lot of great uses, different to carbon.

Stainless is very wear resistant (unlike carbon), which means it holds the edge longer...even tho it is 'softer' than carbon."

I think what was meant was crappy stainless vs quality stainless. Not crappy stainless as in "stainless is crappy".

Stainless steels tend to be wear resistant because chromium, which is added for stain resistance, is also a carbide former. But chromium is not the only way to skin that cat.

Luny beat me to it :)

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:44 am

one of my favorites would be sk4? I believe could be 5 but the carbon in fujiwara knives is good ol cheap fun! takes a great edge nice and toothy even at a higher refinement and its cheap cheap cheap~ also love just about everything else, other than the aforementioned cheap ss, not that they don't sharpen but for all that work and then 20 mins of use and they just want to beat on a steal.. kinda sad really

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:14 pm

Stainless just doesn't seem to get that screaming sharp edge like carbon I guess you have to sacrifice that for it being stainless and I but honestly I would not trade that for stainless love how sharp most carbons get in comparison to stainless unless I just have no had a good stainless?

Re: What is YOUR favorite steel to sharpen?

Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:54 pm

White #1.....followed so closely it's really a tie by 52100......followed very closely by DT HT'd AEB-L
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