I bought some 12c27 about 15 years ago or so. I made some kitchen knives out of it that were very thin. It sharpened nice and cut well. I think that AEB-L is a little better.
Is the spicy carbon steel that you used recently the same as the mystery carbon steel, or are they different steels?
"Don't you know who he is?"
Mystery carbon is an oil hardening steel and the spicy white is a water hardening steel. They are in a different class.
Good question Michael, thanks.
Haha. I think we need something shorter to call all these mystery steels, kinda like what Henckels does. They should be dt-spicy, dt-carbon, dt-pm and dt-super or something of that nature.
It's true we do need better names.