in Bohler Uddeholm 0.8% carbon steel used for decades. Slightly
convex grind. Rockwell Hardness 58 - 59.
Kankaanpaa is the name of an elderly knifemaker. The blanks are
stamped and then sent for hardening.
The blanks are ground on two big grinders; one for the left side, one
for the right. The steel used is from Germany, maybe 50 years old
At this point they are ground flat to zero, then Kankaanpaa manually
puts on the second bevel, a little convex close to the edge.
This is what he thinks is a good using knife. He comes from an
area, Kauhava, where there is a long knife tradition and a lot of knife
According to Brisa, Kankaanpaa is no longer
making blades regularly, but will occasionally offer some for sale to
them. I will get them when I can.