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Old 10-25-2020, 07:41 PM
Emjem Emjem is offline
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Help identify cutlery knifes

Does anyone know what brand of knifes these are?:


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Old 10-25-2020, 08:49 PM
Doug Lester Doug Lester is offline
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Not a clue, but there's an old saying that you get what you pay for and those average less than $5 a piece. They may be stainless steel but not all stainless steel is hardenable.


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Old 10-25-2020, 10:33 PM
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I've seen those, or something exactly like them, Acorn Knives. Is the cast aluminum handle rather thin, like about 1/4-3/8 inch? They'll cut and are about 54 HRC and if you're lucky 56 hard. If you're thinking resale, make two bundles of $20 for one and $25 for the 5 knife bundle with the butter blade (best piece as it's unusual). Sharpen by hand and get a feel for how hard they are, if they feel like you are sharpening soft steel, give as gifts. I never recommend cheating anyone.

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Old 10-26-2020, 12:29 PM
Emjem Emjem is offline
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Thanks for the replies everyone. The handles thicknesses range from 5/16 to almost have an inch on the large butcher knife. I am thinking resale yes. The steel doesn't seem soft. I posted on ebay yesterday for $30 and they sold today, which now I realize is a bit under the prices you are mentioning. Overall I am happy with the sale and very happy for the help in identifing.

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