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    Which stainless can attain the highest level of sharpness?

    So I've read through a lot of posts saying that shirogami gets the sharpest out of the carbon steels and this got me wondering, which of the SSs can get the sharpest? The one that comes into mind for me is 13c26. Just a post made out of curiosity; input, as always, is really appreciated.

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    My favorite stainless edges come from Devin's AEB-L and Miyabi's SG2. I don't think I have used 13c26 though.
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    The steel (13c27 i think) on my Suisin Honyaki gets pretty darn sharp as well.

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    13c26, unless I'm mistaken, is the same as AEB-L. haha I always hear such great things about it (very fine edge due to fine carbide structure etc etc), not to mention Devin's great heat treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    My favorite is Cowry-X used by Hattori
    I doubt I'll ever get to play with those; according to Koki, #1 on the waiting list has been first since 08...

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    Cowry-X surprises me. I always thought it was really tough to sharpen, because of it's hardness. However, if it's abrasion resistance isn't crazy, or if the HT is done with sharpenability in mind, I guess I could see it on "the list".
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    Well the question was, which stainless gets the sharpest, not which one is easiest to sharpen. I am sure it was a bear to sharpen, but in the end, Dave apparently was happy with the edge he was able to put on it.
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    Good point. I guess I assumed sharpest = easy to sharpen.
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