Paring Knife for Peeling Slicing Coring Fruits and Vegetables - 7-11/16" - AUS 10 - Unfinished Kit
A necessity for all of those small, delicate items that need to be peeled, sliced and diced, a paring knife is a must-have tool for the kitchen. Now you can make your own custom paring knife with this blank.ZHEN AUS 10 Knife Kits are constructed from three layers of AUS 10 steel...
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ZHEN AUS 10 Knife Kits are constructed from three layers of AUS 10 steel (HRC59-61) forged together to form a refined grain structure that is more wear resistant, much tougher, and has the ability sharpen and maintain a keen edge. AUS-10 Japanese stainless steel has roughly the same carbon content as 440C but with slightly less chromium, so it should be a bit less rust resistant but tougher than traditional 440C. It also competes well with the higher-end steels, like ATS-34 and above. Designed for the chef at heart, these knives would make a great gift for the cook in your family.
- Customize your knife blade by choosing from a myriad of woods to make your handle
- Forged from 3 layers of AUS 10 steel
- Rockwell hardness of 59 -61
- Maintains a keen edge
- Overall Length: 7-11/16"
- Blade Length: 3-5/16"
- Blade Material: AUS-10 Japanese stainless steel
- (1) Knife blade blank
- (4) Rivets
- Knife scale / handle material sold separately.
- Hand wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately.
- Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep them sharp. We recommend sharpening your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15°-20°.
- CAUTION: DO NOT chop bone or use this knife on a hard surface like a glass cutting board, tile, or granite.
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I fitted the knife with a fun resin handle with mosaic pins for my neighbor. She loves it and always comments on how sharp it is. Makes a great gift that people will use.
Nice knife as far as a cheaper Japanese production knife goes. Not really sharp outof box, but shapened up nicely on water stones and strop. Rivets are junk, I had to drill 2 back out because they broke. Better off using rods as pins. Maintains edge fairly well and doesnt require the maintenance of high carbon steel japanese blades.
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