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What To Look For In A Good Knife

We caught up with Fred Feightner from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. to discuss what makes a truly legit knife legit and how to care for it.

By Justin Krajeski

Got it. So what should we know about steel?

At Case, we use Tru-sharp surgical steel — a high carbon stainless steel — in our stainless steel knives. A great example of one of our stainless steel knives is the  Equestrian Knife ($59 @ Amazon.com), equipped with a surgical steel clip blade and a hoof pick perfect for removing stone and other debris from your horse’s hoofs. You know, if that’s your thing.

We also manufacture Chrome Vanadium blades, which is great for those working regularly with their knives as it’s a slightly harder steel. While Chrome Vanadium knives often rust or tarnish easily if not cared for, rest assured that only affects their look. The strength of the blade will remain intact.