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    i sent the metalworks guy a few questions, including whether or not the cladding is stainless.

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    the hiromoto is full ginsanko.

    but the thing is, Tanaka is a small knife maker compared to hiromoto which is a bigger knife making company. costs and profit margins are definitely different for both of them.

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    A little off topic, but is Tanaka's damascus real, or more just on the surface?
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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    i sent the metalworks guy a few questions, including whether or not the cladding is stainless.
    Metalmaster is notorious for not replying to emails.

    The cladding is definitely stainless.

    The fit and finish is definitely "rustic"

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    The blue steel knife has damascus cladding

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    the hiro g3 knives are fairly cheap and are not clad
    I can't find information about hiromoto g3. I'm not 100% sure, but I guess about hand made vs. machine thing?? the tanakas' handle fitting, iron clad & kanji look like hand made to me. on the other hand, hiromoto's full tang Black Staminawood handle, printed kanji & Dimples on blade all made by machine...
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    I'll second that the cladding on the knife is stainless. Fit and finish left much to be desired. Handle had a rough finish. A problem with my knife was somewhat wavy towards the edge, but not on the edge. I've put a fair bit of sweat to thin out the knife, cleaning up the waviness. The steel gets very sharp and holds a sharp edge for a long time...

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    Greetings Vinster!
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    looks like stainless cladding to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    Metalmaster is notorious for not replying to emails.

    The cladding is definitely stainless.

    The fit and finish is definitely "rustic"
    just copy & past from Metalmaster's web page

    " Material


    Nashiji finished soft iron and Japanese Ginsanko steel
    ·Surprising sharpness!!!

    *the very hardness ,HRC62over
    *Double edge blade ,,hand forged!!"
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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