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Steel is a compound of iron and carbon. Yet to be classified as high-carbon steel, it needs to have anywhere from 0.6% to 1.7% carbon by weight. For premium cutlery and knives, the higher carbon content is typically better. For one, higher carbon allows for a sharper cutting edge. To be considered stainless steel, the steel must have a chromium content of more than 12%. While all steel contains carbon, typically steels that do not contain chromium are referred to as carbon steels.

High-Carbon Steel Explained: White Steel, Blue Steel, and Super Blue

2015-10-07 22:11:01

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A knife is only as strong as its steel. While steel, in general, is an alloy of iron and carbon, it can take many different forms depending on what else the iron and carbon is combined with — along with how the steel is forged and what type of deoxidization process is employed...

The Types of Steel Used for Making Knives: An Overview

2015-09-30 16:08:49

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When it comes to knife making, the Japanese have a long-standing belief of practicality. They value usability, meaning that traditionally the Japanese have made knives according to purpose. A specific knife would be made for every task.

While all of these knives have the same single-edged blade anatomy, they differ in areas of shape, size, and thickness of the blade — all for the purposes of their tasks at hand. Here are the three traditional Japanese knives we recommend that all chefs need for chopping vegetables, fileting and slicing fish:

The 3 Single-Edged Japanese Knives Every Chef Needs

2015-09-23 00:09:17

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While knife making is one of the most difficult skills to perfect, it is where Yoshihiro Excels

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Yoshihiro knives has a history that spans over100 years and has inherited the Japanese tradition of beauty and performance.

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At our Yoshihiro store we offer professional knife sharpening and repair services. We can repair virtually any knife or edge and restore the blade's edge...

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