How do KNIVESMASTERS get and maintain their sharpness?
The technique with which KNIVESMASTERS are crafted involves the very fine layering of extremely high-grade carbon steel, which is then manually sharpened on DMT Diamond-sharpeners to razor-sharpness. The carbon steel makes them much tougher and less brittle than regular knife materials that wear away more easily over time.
What do the HRC Rockwell numbers mean?
This is a measure of the hardness of materials, particularly steel. The higher the number the harder the steel, but steel that is too hard can become more brittle and easier to shatter. At 59 to 62 HRC, ours fall within the ideal range of hardness and durability without being brittle.
What do you mean when you say the handles are STABILIZED?
The wooden handles have had all the air inside them removed and replaced with a special resin, in a complicated process that makes them almost completely resistant to heat, cold, moisture, and impact.
Is Aluminum-Strontium a safe material?
Yes. It is non-toxic and non-radioactive. Aluminum-Strontium is made from a composite of plant fibers and fine recycled aluminum shavings encapsulated in a translucent epoxy resin. It has a pale green to white color, then builds up a strong yellow-green glow that reflects various patterns on the aluminum shavings inside in sunlight.
The knives are handmade. What kind of variation can I expect?
The process is very refined, so while each marbled pattern on the blade is unique, the quality remains the same across all knives. The measurements may vary slightly from knife to knife, but not at any visually noticeable level.