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Old 02-09-2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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WOW! I just spent 30 minutes lookin up nakiri and all of it's relatives....and I think he has a cleaver...of some kind? I'll maybe post a photo..see ya later!...
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:57 AM   #12
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New question? We have a set of "Pampered Chef" knives (cast?) that have
"German Cr Mo V Steel" on one side and "china" in mice-type on the opposite side. I believe is an exclusive and carries a lifetime guarantee. What's the best way to keep them sharp? It comes with an "arkansas style" V stone to dress up the edge, but they get dull quick..
Just to digress a little on the metallurgy.
Cr - Chromium - makes steel "stainless"
Mo - Molybdenum - a hardening agent for steel
V - Vanadium a hardening agent for steel.

Molybdenum and Vanadium have broadly similar properties, with Vanadium forming smaller crystals that help edges take a sharper edge and Molybdenum having better resistance to shock. Most knife steels are a Cr Mo V steel and the differing % of the components in the alloy giving different properties.

As knives they'll probably do the job in a domestic kitchen. IMO the most practical way to keep them sharp is to use whetstones, but that's a skill that takes time to learn properly. For an easy to use practical system that isn't going to damage your knives the a ceramic rod sharpener, like spyderco's, isn't a bad option.
The V sharpeners I avoid like the plague and the ceramic wheel sharpeners can do real damage to your knives if you don't use them properly.

PS I've usually been at work for 1 1/2 hours by 6:15am.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:12 AM   #13
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Hmmm...magically the "after" pic of the santoku has vanished- can a mod help me out? It was there for weeks....
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #14
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Hmmm...magically the "after" pic of the santoku has vanished- can a mod help me out? It was there for weeks....
Hmm... I see the after pic. Was there more than one
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:38 AM   #15
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Hmmm...I guess it's back. Maybe it was just something flaky with the server last night.
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