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Brent

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here and just want to start by saying Hello.
On another forum a question was asked about the difference between white and blue steel in Japanese chisels.In trying to answer the question I realized how little I really knew about the subject.
Would someone please tell me the difference in the 2 steels and what their applications would be?Also is one better than the other?I have a set of Miyanaga blue steel chisels.I don't find I have the problems of keeping an edge or of chipped blades that I hear others speak of.Is this because of the experience of the blacksmith or because of the difference between the steels?
Thanks to everyone,
Brent
 

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Hi Brent,

Can't help you with Japanese steel, but from me - Welcome to the Forum :wink: . And keep asking your questions, whatever they be - there is usually somebody, somewhere here who can help.

Cheers,

Trev.
 

Brent

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Trev,
Thanks for the welcome.I tried getting the cutters from Stanley, but no luck.They seem to be a hard company to deal with,or maybe just a bad day.They refered me to 2 retailers who both told me the cutters were discontinued.Finally found someone on another forum who had a bunch of them and was willing to sell me a few.
Brent
 

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Gosh yes, sorry Brent; welcome to the forum. Japanese steel differences tend to confuse me horribly, so I must have glazed over there for a moment... :oops: :D

Cheers, Alf
 

Brent

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Thanks Alf for the welcome.Just want to say that the Veritas plane reviews you've done are great.Almost makes me feel that I've tried the tool myself before buying.
Have a good one,
Brent
 

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