Our latest limited edition drop is made from Japanese san mai steel, although this method of forging is not new to the cooking guild. It is however it is new to the rustic cleaver. This one-of-a-kind tool is meticulously hand forged with Japanese 3 Layer San Mai Steel, giving you a corrosion-resistant core edge that is rated at 61 HRC on the Rockwell hardness scale.
What Is San Mai Steel?
San Mai steel is an ancient form of steel that dates back centuries. It is composed of three layers: a hardcore layer, a medium layer, and a soft outer layer. The hardcore is made from high-carbon steel while the medium layer is made from low-carbon steel. The soft outer layer helps protect against chipping or breaking when in use.
Benefits of San Mai Steel
San Mai Steel has many advantages over other types of steel due to its unique layered construction. First and foremost, it offers superior strength and durability compared to conventional steels, which makes it ideal for applications requiring strength and durability such as knives and swords. Additionally, it has superior heat conductivity so it heats up faster than other steels and maintains heat longer than conventional steels making it better suited for tasks such as welding or forging blades. Finally, its layered construction creates a beautiful pattern on blades that are produced using this material making them aesthetically pleasing in addition to being practical tools or weapons.
The manufacturing process for San Mai Steel involves several steps including creating the layers by combining different types of steel with different levels of carbon content via forge welding; creating the desired shape by hammering; tempering; grinding; polishing; etching; sharpening; and finally finishing the product with protective lacquer or oil coating if desired. Each step requires skillful craftsmanship and attention to detail in order to produce quality products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
In conclusion, San Mai Steel offers superior strength and durability compared to conventional steels thanks to its unique layered construction. Its superior heat conductivity also makes it an ideal choice for tasks such as welding or forging blades as well as creating aesthetically pleasing products like knives or swords. Finally, its layered construction creates beautiful patterns on blades that are produced using this material making them truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to please any fan of fine craftsmanship! With all these benefits combined, it's no wonder why so many people have chosen San Mai Steel over other types of steel for their projects!