I've ordered a small amount of a S125V to try. This is, as far as I know, the most wear resistant stainless steel out there. It is made by Crucible. It is a PM grade. This stuff is very difficult to work, very expensive, and hard to get. We'll try some and see how it holds up in the kitchen.
We have had very good feed back on some other super wear resistant steels that we've tried. All of the SWRS probably should be sharpened on a diamond stone, or at least something with a very hard mineral. Aluminum oxide is softer than the vandium carbides in these steels.
We are going to do this in sanmai to save money and to make it easier to finish.
I still have a tiny ulcer on the bottom of my foot, which for the time being, is preventing me from being able to work. One of the problems with not being able to work is that I have time to dream up lots of new projects to try.
I have some new steels to try along with this one. I have a new western handle that I'll be doing and I want to do a copy of a Forgecraft.
Cheer me on, I'm tired of not being able to make knives.
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