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Are Japanese knives less tough than American\German?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by kreisler, May 19, 2019.

  1. John mc c

    John mc c

    Aug 23, 2018
    Alot of top j knife Smith's have no problem using Swedish steel so if American steel interested them they would use them
    kreisler likes this.
  2. KenHash

    KenHash Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    That's because Japanese knives are harder and thinner, resulting in more chipping issues by users more familiar with lower HRC German knives knives. It's really not much of a mystery.
    jc57 and kreisler like this.

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