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  1. manmachine

    Jojoba oil for cutting boards?

    Jojoba oil is used as a massage oil and for skin products all over the world. It has been used for this for thousands of years. It is mostly a wax; it is safe on your skin. While non-toxic to eat, you shouldn't eat it, much like mineral oil. There's no risk in using it. Hopefully someone here...
  2. manmachine

    Jojoba oil for cutting boards?

    I've got to say, nothing in the world could've made me as happy as your permission to use jojoba oil on my cutting boards, and I honestly mean that. So has anyone ever used jojoba oil on their cutting boards?
  3. manmachine

    Jojoba oil for cutting boards?

    It's hard to call jojoba oil "the wave of the future" when it has been used for woodworking for thousands of years longer than mineral oil. I don't appreciate the attempts to derail the thread. I'm sure mineral oil is great, even several governments say so; the matter is pretty much unarguable...
  4. manmachine

    Jojoba oil for cutting boards?

    I'm sure mineral oil is fine, but I'm asking about jojoba oil. I've read several places that jojoba wax never goes rancid. I just want first-hand verification of that in a kitchen environment. Jojoba oil is also edible. It's a natural liquid wax squeezed out of jojoba seeds. I really don't...
  5. manmachine

    Jojoba oil for cutting boards?

    I've been reading around the forum trying to find an alternative to mineral oil for cutting boards. I've seen many people say that triglycerides should not be used, for a variety of reasons, and beeswax has its obvious limitations. I realized that I happened to know of a vegetable wax that is...
  6. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    Here is a personal knife that broke in two from a gentle drop onto tile floor. It landed on its spine iirc as knives tend to do. Every stainless steel will break this way if excessively hardened or if excessively long. Obviously this is a cheap knife, but despite a short 4.5" blade, still...
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  8. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    I personally have seen stainless steel knives break in two from gentle drops from a counter. If you'd like, I can post a picture of a personal knife that broke that way. The knives I have seen that happen to were cheap though, but they are why I have the concern. I trust that you are right...
  9. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=X50CrMoV15%2CVG10&hrn=1&gm=0 If you look here, you will indeed see that in fact they are quite similar steels. The most significant difference is the carbon content, which is specifically what I mentioned. I don't like to go by these charts, but...
  10. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    I will try to keep this as civil as possible. Rick Alan, it is people like you I was trying to avoid by coming to this forum instead of the knife collectors forums. You have been wrong on almost every point you've made and demonstrated serious fundamental gaps in your knowledge. It is clear that...
  11. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    Honyaki, or differential hardening, is exclusive to carbon steels. Stainless steels can not be differentially hardened, even the high-carbon ones. That is why they use laminate steel: hardened steel and softer steel welded together. This mimics the effects of differential tempering, or honyaki...
  12. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    Actually they do exist. http://www.knifemerchant.com/products.asp?productLine=226 I've seen others as well that I will share soon. Of course, the product information can be wrong, which is why choosing a damned knife is so frustrating!
  13. manmachine

    If I Drop A Solid VG10 Knife, Will It Shatter?

    First off, this forum is amazing! I've been finding amazing information in every thread. I really like the culture of this forum: these knives are tools, not decorations...and cheaper is better. Other knife forums are full of ill-informed collectors that don't use their knives, or really...
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