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Solingen Carbon Steel - what kind of steel is this

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by boris01, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. boris01

    boris01

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    Aug 2, 2008
    I see a lot of Boker, Buffalo Creek and Hen and Rooster knives that are described with quote "Solingen Carbon Steel. Solingen Steel is reguarded as the Highest Quality Knife Steel in the world ." Is this 1095 or some other kind of steel? Does it hold an edge well? Is it good steel or just advertising? I am looking for knives that hold a sharp edge. I do not worry about rust because I clean my knifes often.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  2. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 6, 2000
    Probably pretty close to 1095 or 01.
     
  3. jbombelli

    jbombelli

    Mar 23, 2008
  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    The quote was true at one time, no longer.

    "Solingen Carbon Steel" is whatever they want to use as there is no specification that limits it to any particular alloy. So it can vary by maker or even by model if that is what they want to do.
     
  5. boris01

    boris01

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    Aug 2, 2008
    many thanks
     
  6. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002

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