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jgraeff
05-09-2013, 10:09 AM
Hey guys so unfortunately i hear Mario is not really making too many knives anymore, i am wondering who makes really good stainless steel?

Really liked the cpm154 that Mario produced anything similar to that?

Qualities im looking for is good edge retention, edge holding abilities

Takes a sharp edge but nothing that needs to be super scary sharp.

And that sharpens up pretty easily.

Thanks

bkultra
05-09-2013, 10:12 AM
S35V would be good for edge retention... This one is sold but you could have him make a similar knife

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12085-Available-265-mm-S35VN-Wa-Gyuto

WildBoar
05-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Devin Thomas makes killer AEB-L blades and has been experimenting with some other mixes. And Pierre Rodrigue is a master of CPM154 and is also playing with some other stainless mixes these days.

HHH Knives
05-09-2013, 10:26 AM
Mike Davis. :)

bkultra
05-09-2013, 10:32 AM
Pierre Rodrigue is a master of CPM154 and is also playing with some other stainless mixes these days.

I should have stated that Pierre Rodrigue also uses CPM154, the one I linked just happens to be S35V

Pensacola Tiger
05-09-2013, 10:46 AM
In no particular order:

Pierre Rodrigue;
Randy Haas (HHH Knives);
Marko Tsourkan;
Tilman Leder (Rottman);
Devin Thomas;
Mike Davis;
Will Catcheside;
Butch Harner;
Del Ealy;
Thomas Haslinger.

I probably forgot someone.

jgraeff
05-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Mike Davis. :)

Mike makes awesome knives i have only used his carbon though what stainless is he using?

Love his stuff.

I have been curious about Pierre and not so sure i can afford DT haha

HHH Knives
05-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Hes messing around with 154. I am doing his heat treat and cryo on them.. No matter what knife Davis makes its gona be a great cutting tool!

Lefty
05-09-2013, 11:47 AM
I'm glad Mike's expanding into stainless, but it seems kinda like Chuck Norris deciding to be a boxer. We all know he's going to have great results, win the Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze for three different countries, all in the same year, and be the face of Coke and Pepsi, as a result...but it just seems weird. That's it, I need to talk to that guy!

jgraeff
05-09-2013, 01:39 PM
I was stuck on carbon until I tried Mario's stainless that stuff is awesome, has extreme edge retention yet takes a very keen edge and had toughness.

Hoping I can find some that can compare going to send Pierre a message his stuff has also been on my list anyways.

Still need to talk to mike about scimitar anyways so maybe some new projects will be in the works

Thanks guys

knyfeknerd
05-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Butch's CPM-154 and Devin's AEB-L have definitely made me a stainless believer!
This ain't yo mama's stainless!

El Pescador
05-09-2013, 02:15 PM
I wouldn't mind one of Butch's CTS XHP knives.

Lefty
05-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Or razors :D

El Pescador
05-09-2013, 02:35 PM
Or razors :D

That too!

ajhuff
05-09-2013, 03:15 PM
i am wondering who makes really good stainless steel?

Thanks

Nucor makes some really good stainless steel.

-AJ

panda
05-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Tanaka ginsanko! Just get f&f plus regrind done by someone and rehandle.

joels747
05-09-2013, 04:40 PM
In no particular order:

Pierre Rodrigue;
Randy Haas (HHH Knives);
Marko Tsourkan;
Tilman Leder (Rottman);
Devin Thomas;
Mike Davis;
Will Catcheside;
Butch Harner;
Del Ealy;
Thomas Haslinger.

I probably forgot someone.

Any Japanese that can be added to this list ?

Chefdog
05-09-2013, 05:38 PM
Any Japanese that can be added to this list ?

Based on reputation, I'd say Suisin's 19c27 would qualify.

keithsaltydog
05-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Yeh some more Japanese Gyuto wt. premium stainless & good geometry,agree it aint your mama's stainless,but you gotta pay for it.

ThEoRy
05-10-2013, 03:40 PM
Any Japanese that can be added to this list ?

Tanaka R2/SG2.

Marko Tsourkan
05-10-2013, 03:43 PM
Devin's PM stainless, followed by Devin's AEB-L. HT is crucial for getting best performance from these steels.
Both respond extremely well to 8K DMT touch up and stropping on 1M felt. PM has a bit more wear resistance, but having 8K plate near by, minimizes that advantage.

The hekler
05-10-2013, 04:26 PM
I have only used stainless from butch and mario and can say they both make good stuff, my paring knife from butch came with the sharpest edge potboiler of any knife I've ever bought, and it still has 90% with only stropping. My Mario gyuto has been sharpened a handful of time and every time I wonder what the big deal is with sharpening stainless cause I swear it sharpens just as easy as carbon. Btw I'm pretty sure both are CPM-154

El Pescador
05-10-2013, 11:41 PM
Asai SG2 is great.