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    Miyabi FC61 steel. Anyone know what this is?

    Sur La Table is about to start selling the 'Evolution' line from Miyabi which uses a steel that Zwilling designates as FC61 with a hardness of HRC61. It is a fine grained stainless steel. Does anyone know what this is?

    "Revolutionary FC61 Steel pairs Fine Carbide distribution with an astonishing 61 Rockwell hardness and has never before been used for kitchen cutlery—despite many attempts"

    The geometry itself appears to have washed down from Morimoto's prior association with Miyabi, and it appears similar to the Morimoto series, which, in my opinion, is excellent geometry.

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    Henckles/Miyabi like to use their own descriptors for steel. MC66 was confirmed as being Hitachi ZDP-189 for example.

    I seriously doubt it's anything "revolutionary".

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    I'm going to guess that it ends up being a stainless Swedish steel. It looks like the knife will be a monosteel knife.

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    I'm going with VG-10 or derivative thereof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthebeaver View Post
    I'm going with VG-10 or derivative thereof
    That would seem most likely.
    The MC in MC66 stood for "microcarbide" didn't it? And the 66 was the target HRC.
    Sooo, I wonder what FC stands for? But IIRC, most VG-10 Is targeted around HRC61
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    The only thing is that the Miyabi designation for VG-10 is CMV60. Which suggest that FC61 may be something other than VG-10. FC may stand for 'fine carbide' rather than 'micro carbide'?

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    AEB-L if I have to guess.

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    FC = fine carbide...

    edit. Someone beat to it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    The MC in MC66 stood for "microcarbide" didn't it? And the 66 was the target HRC.
    But IIRC, most VG-10 Is targeted around HRC61
    Yes, yes and and yes. I think they will stick with Japanese steel (Even though there was a cheaper Miyabi made with the usual German stuff @58. 600 series?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkdc View Post
    The only thing is that the Miyabi designation for VG-10 is CMV60
    Maybe it'll be VG-10W then. VG-12?

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