- Jan 27, 2020
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The core steel is white 2 carbon. It's covered in a layer of stainless steel. The stainless layer covers probably 90% of the knife surface, from the spine down. The stainless cladding will prevent rust on that portion. So you only have the little portion along the edge that is exposed carbon steel.thanks this is great info! What about stainless clad? Is it more corrosion resistant? This is the knife I’m look at in particular:
Wakui Gyuto White 2 stainless clad kurouchi Nashiji finish
This is Wakui White 2 Stainless Clad, Kurouchi Nashiji Finish. Measurements: 210 mm Weight 188 g Total Length 362 mm Tip to Heel Length 211 mm Blade Height at Heel 46 mm Width of Spine Above Heel 3.2 mm Width of Spine at Middle of Blade 2.1 mm Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip 0.9...knivesandstones.us
Downside is if you like the look of patina on your blade, the stainless will not patina. Also thinning takes longer because of the soft stainless being tougher to abrade. Not an issue if you don't plan on thinning.