Try to remember to post a follow up on this. I have to wonder, every time I
hear about such things as "old steel" and "higher quality" this or that,
just what the difference really is. Certainly we all are familiar with
quality difference in some things, but we've all also seen where the
differences between "lesser" and "higher" quality is only measurable on a
spec sheet. Curiosity has me anxious to see what your results are.
Once upon a time I bought some jointer blades from Harbor Freight. That was
a lesson learned well. Blunted on contact with pine.
They were replaced with freuds, with which I was very happy. Yes there are
shit-grade modern knives knives out there. He may have been comparing his
vintage knives with generic bottom-end knives of Chinese manufacture (not to
say that all items of Chinese manufacture are of poor quality, but frankly,
Then again, it's only a $10 experiment.
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