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Old 12-09-2004, 01:06 PM
Dan Metsker Dan Metsker is offline
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Question Question about honing steel or sharpening steel

Okay, I've been all over the Search items and can't find an answer. Maybe it hasn't been asked? In many kitchen knife sets there is a sharpening steel or honing steel included that is used to straighten the edge on kitchen knives. Many of us have used the wife's honing steel to sharpen our "other" knives.

In making my knives I contemplated attaching one of these short honing steels to each knife I was selling. I can't find what I want on the internet (about 5-6" long). Here's the question:

does anyone know what type of steel these are normally made of? 01, A2--etc. I'm assuming these have to be heated to non magnetic in order to be tougher than the steel it is straigtening. I hope I'm making sense to you that are reading this. Any thoughts?



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Old 12-09-2004, 01:54 PM
AwP AwP is offline
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I don't know what steel the production ones are made from. My thoughts are that as long as you temper it to be harder then the blade it's being included with then the exact steel shouldn't matter too much.

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