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Old 05-27-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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Review of Chinese knives.

I took a chance on some Japanese style kitchen knives made in China made from 7CR17 steel. Shipped direct from China via China Post (20 days). Yallabumba is the seller. Don't know who made them.

Well, they are not bad at all, and I am pretty demanding and have been sharpening my own knives for decades. I can tell you that these are responding to my butcher's steel in a way that I don't think they will need sharpening for a long time. Nicely designed, balanced and well made. My expectation is that when they do finally need sharpening they will respond quickly and take a keen edge. They just have that feel.

They are comparable to my Japanese Shun knives made from VG-10 steel. Those are also excellent if you know what you are doing. Of course, it is not just the steel. The heat treatment is also important. Critical.

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:36 PM   #2
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I won't buy anything Chinese if possible. Steel with wrong papers was sent here not long ago, some buildings have had to be pulled down. Coincidence.....I don't think so.!
Good luck with your knives.

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Old 05-28-2019, 07:18 AM   #4
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I won't buy anything Chinese if possible. Steel with wrong papers was sent here not long ago, some buildings have had to be pulled down. Coincidence.....I don't think so.!
Good luck with your knives.

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Same here! Chinese "Junk" no longer applies to just a type of boat!
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:27 AM   #5
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OTOH, just think about what Made in Japan used to mean, when we'd see it on a product.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:55 AM   #6
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If you're happy with your new knives, that's what matters most. Time will tell if they hold an edge as well as their Japanese brothers...made with good Swedish tool steel...
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