Calling white 1&2 W1 & W2

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  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:12 AM #1

    Jmcc

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    Am I the only one who finds this confusing?
    Whatever about calling white wh1 or wh2 that I see alot here too but W1 and W2 are different steels which is often used for kitchen knives too just to make it more confusing
     
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  2. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:25 AM #2

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    W1 and W2 are Aisi codes for tool steels made in many countries under many different names , white series are made by Hitachi ( Takefu has a white series equivalent as well) in Japan .
    Unless a Western maker specifies it’s white steel it’s most likely W1/W2
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM #3

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    I know the differences like most of us do here
    This is my point
    It's only on KKF that I see white erroneously being called W1 and w2
     
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  4. Nov 7, 2019 at 11:50 AM #4

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    Usually you can tell what they mean from context, though. Personally, I write W#2 for white steel to differentiate.
     
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  5. Nov 7, 2019 at 11:51 AM #5

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    Yea it can be annoying. It's also seemingly becoming common by knifemaker suppliers, I have seen obvious 13c26 being sold as aeb-l, and often american standards being used on other steels, like 1.2067 being sold as L3 and put as 52100. How hard is it to straight up announce what you're selling for what it is :confused:
    So it can be very annoying even for the makers to start.
     
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