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Aeb-l and pink ivory chef's set work in progress

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Grouch, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Grouch

    Grouch Active Member

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    AEB-L with cryo and pink ivory scales. 304 stainless bolsters and pins.
    Some quick pics I didn't clean them up very well.
    There are two smaller paring/peeling knives to finish but this is how its looking so far.
    These are going to a friends girlfriend who is a commercial chef. She's going to try them out and give me some feedback on how they perform at work.

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    They turned out beautiful!

    How did you find working the 304? I think your customer will be pleased with your choice in AEB-L. So far my experience is with three non-cyo AEB-L chef's knives and the feedback been very good.

    Dan
     
  3. Grouch

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    The 304 does seem to toughen up a little as you work with it. I think I had better results with it at slower belt speeds. But all in all for the availability of it around here compared to 416 its worth the little extra effort.jmho
    I actually wanted to try the Aeb-l after I saw your first chef's knife with it.
    I really like the AEBL and I think it might work out pretty well. Time will tell I guess. I'll let you know the feedback I get, good or bad.

    Dan did you find it hard to sharpen initially?
    Did you use your Edge pro on it?
    Frank
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yes I found it a little tough getting the bulk of the edge cut. I cut the edge with the 'edge pro' style sharpener up to 1200 grit and then stropped to shaving sharp. The last two I used a sharpening wheel. Although I have no hardness tester, I'd guess it's about Rockwell 60. Mom has used hers daily since May and it holds up great and stays sharp.
     
  5. Foster J

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    Very nice.
     

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