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    I believe it is in reference to there being some other things in the steel mix that alter the properties a little.
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    Yep, it means to me that there is some added alloy to a steel. Shigefusa describes the steel they use as spicy. This steel has the same chemical make up as white steel except it has a small amount of grain refining alloy added, making it spicy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    Shigefusa describes the steel they use as spicy
    I'm pretty sure that was someone here, but still made me laugh

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    DrNaka quoted Iizukasan as stating that he uses spicy Swedish carbon steel.

    I use the term spicy white steel to differentiate between the two.

    I'm pretty sure that Hitachi copied the steels produced in Sweden. Steels with 1.25% plain carbon that are water quenched made in Sweden were made specifically for cutlery.

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    hmmmm interesting. Can't wait to see how these turn out! My least favorite thing about my shige is the reactivity, but it is worth it, because one of my favorite things is the crazy patinas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    hmmmm interesting. Can't wait to see how these turn out! My least favorite thing about my shige is the reactivity, but it is worth it, because one of my favorite things is the crazy patinas!
    But the reactivity comes from the cladding not the core steel....

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    +1. On another note, I find the orange patina on Shigs off-putting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    +1. On another note, I find the orange patina on Shigs off-putting.
    What, too rust-like for your tastes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    +1. On another note, I find the orange patina on Shigs off-putting.
    i haven't gotten that on mine since i put a bright polish on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    What, too rust-like for your tastes?
    Yeah, something inside me needs to rub it out with sandpaper. It hurts to hold back...

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