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Old 09-20-2018, 02:36 PM   #21
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I don't drive. But when I do it will be a Jaguar XKSS:

https://www.twrreplicas.com/jaguar-xkss.html

Before you ask, about £125k

By chance you've stumbled upon my one true automotive love, the Jaguar XK-SS/D-Type. Sadly, I don't expect to have the $20 million or so it takes to buy one.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:58 AM   #22
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The link points to a faithful reproduction company that will allow for the price quoted (GBP).

But before this thread decomposes, I am still going to report back on Wuesthof when I get words back.

I can confirm the following are indeed Stainless Steel 304:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077N659...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:37 AM   #23
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Those skewers look like just what you need.
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Well I had them down as my first choice, they are easy to maintain, but, I wanted to have a look at everything else available on the market.
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The link points to a faithful reproduction company that will allow for the price quoted (GBP).

But before this thread decomposes, I am still going to report back on Wuesthof when I get words back.

I can confirm the following are indeed Stainless Steel 304:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077N659...v_ov_lig_dp_it
Further clarification back from the seller confirms the grade percentages of the stainless steel as: Nickel>9.0% and Chromium>19.0%

I am just waiting on Wuesthof now..
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:33 AM   #26
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Feedback from the Amazon UK seller of the linked skewers reveals the makeup of the alloy to be Stainless Steel 304, Ni>8.0%, Cr>17.0%.

Not as resistant to corrosion as 316, and with less Nickel as a result, but a result.

ref: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Cook-S...70_&dpSrc=srch

In fact, an update from the manufacturer increases the percentage:

Ni= 8~10% and Cr= 17~19%.
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By chance you've stumbled upon my one true automotive love, the Jaguar XK-SS/D-Type. Sadly, I don't expect to have the $20 million or so it takes to buy one.
Those are two separate cars, technically. TheXKSS is the street version of the D-Type. If you want and XKSS, better have a big piggy bank. The fetch over ten-million bucks.

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Old 09-21-2018, 10:44 AM   #28
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Those are two separate cars, technically. TheXKSS is the street version of the D-Type. If you want and XKSS, better have a big piggy bank. The fetch over ten-million bucks.

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I realize the XK-SS is the street version of the D-Type racer. I'd be happy with either but sadly don't have that many millions available to indulge my fantasies.
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I have finally extracted the following from Wüsthof about the metal content of three of their skewers:


• 4361 / 30 cm (11 ½")
• 4361 / 25 cm (10")
• 4369 / 30 cm (11 ½")

ref: https://www.wuesthof.com/internation...x.jsp?q=skewer


All three conform to the 1.4016 stainless steel standard (430) to have a Chromium content similar to that of stainless steel 316 at 16%~18%, but with no Nickel content, cutting costs.

ref: https://www.steel-grades.com/Steel-G...el/1-4016.html


The official looking links on Amazon are not, apparently. But it looks like they are selling the same product, otherwise get them from a verified outlet.



In conclusion:

• ELFRhino 11" Stainless Steel Skewers
Grade: 304 (Nickel>9.0% | Chromium>19.0%)
Quantity: x6
Price: £8.99


• MASTER COOK Kabob 12" Stainless Steel Skewers
Grade: 304 (Nickel>8.0% | Chromium>17.0%)
Quantity: x12
Price: £13.99

• Wüsthof 4361 Stainless Steel Roasting Spit 30cm
Grade: 340 (Nickel: 0% | Chromium>16.0-18.0%)
Quantity: x1 ?
Price: £5.50


My money is on the ELFRhino brand as Master Cook has some dodgy supply/consistency/product quality issues reported in their feedback, while Wüsthof are too expensive.


I hope this helps.
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