Cleaver material of construction

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Betz, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Betz

    Betz

    20
    Feb 28, 2019
    I'm considering having a cleaver made for me. Assuming all things equal in terms of quality heat treat, geometry, etc., would there be an advantage to 3V over high carbon?
     
  2. Karl H

    Karl H

    85
    Apr 24, 2020
    3V will have better much better edge stability and edge retention. The corrosion resistance is much better too. You might find sharpening takes a bit longer with steels that have vanadium carbide (like 3V).

    For a cleaver, I would personally go with Z-Tuff, CPM 3V, CPM Cru-wear, or Z-Wear.
     

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