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connie
05-29-2013, 11:39 PM
hi, I would like to know how to sharpen a titanium knife? Can I use a sharpen steel?

tk59
05-29-2013, 11:41 PM
Titanium is soft. You can use just about anything. If it's an alloy, maybe it's harder. Exactly what knife is it?

connie
05-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Titanium is soft. You can use just about anything. If it's an alloy, maybe it's harder. Exactly what knife is it? it is a chef knife made of 3cr13 S/S with titanium coating, 53HRC

Mingooch
05-29-2013, 11:49 PM
53 hrc is very soft vs what we usually use here

cclin
05-29-2013, 11:58 PM
Titanium is a good steel for handles and other parts of the knife - very strong and lightweight. But it's too soft(~50Rc) for knife blade. it's far softer than steel, is difficult to get a sharp edge & won't hold an edge very well. Titanium is used in some specialized situations because it's non-metalic and corrosion resistant.

JohnnyChance
05-30-2013, 12:35 AM
The core material is stainless steel. 3CR13. The coating is titanium. Sharpen as usual.

Rosco
05-30-2013, 04:39 AM
Titanium is a good steel for handles and other parts of the knife - very strong and lightweight. But it's too soft(~50Rc) for knife blade. it's far softer than steel, is difficult to get a sharp edge & won't hold an edge very well. Titanium is used in some specialized situations because it's non-metalic and corrosion resistant.

Sorry to be a pedant but I just can't walk away.
Titanium is not a steel at all. It contains no Iron. It is a completely different element.
Titanium is not non-metallic (It is a metal) but is non magnetic.

All that being said, your blade is just Titanium coated so I don't see any reason to treat it any different to any other knife.

cclin
05-30-2013, 06:10 AM
LOL. thats all right, English is my second language, so sometime words come out not exactly same what in my mind.... thanks for the correction!:O

Sorry to be a pedant but I just can't walk away.
Titanium is not a steel at all. It contains no Iron. It is a completely different element.
Titanium is not non-metallic (It is a metal) but is non magnetic.

All that being said, your blade is just Titanium coated so I don't see any reason to treat it any different to any other knife.