I've already got my bib on. I just read from the beginning and was rooting for HAP40. As for handle color, I'm maybe thinking some shade of orange. I'm definitely staying tuned, it's very cool to be able to watch this pan out and I'm excited to see the result. I have to join in thanking you Sal for being the coolest guy not named James Bond, and to the entire crew who without a doubt must love their jobs.The Mastiff wrote:I'd bet HAP 40 would cause another feeding frenzy on release date. More so than usual I mean.
Ok....after reading your post my Spydie senses started tingling and I re-read the first post by that "persistent lil booger "twinboysdad wrote:dang, whoever started this thread was a persistent lil booger
Honestly, what better way to try a steel out than in a platform like the FRN's where you can now do head to head with VG10, Superblue, ZDP-189, and now hopefully HAP40!! And not even break the bank at that. I really love this company...thanks Sal
One of the chefknivestogo members says it's "supposed to be similar to M4 but tougher." That sounds great to me. My zknives android app shows it to have the same ingredients as M4 except for the huge amount of Cobalt (over 8%, but less than Cobalt 10 Special's ~11%) and less vanadium, plus it lacks M4's tiny amounts of Mn, Si, and Cu... maybe somebody will explain what all that means.nccole wrote:HAP 40 would be my choice. The M4 equivalent is hard to say no to, but I have some M4 and like trying new steels. I still need an Endura and a Caly 3.5. I was thinking of getting a waved Endura, so I would love to grab an HAP 40 Caly 3.5. I can never find a SB 3.5, so this sounds perfect. Don't care much what color it is just not black, it needs to be special!
Seems to be a little more known in the kitchen
http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/hap4 ... t2153.html
I took Sal to mean a whole run of the FRN like the SB...ManixFan wrote:Ok....after reading your post my Spydie senses started tingling and I re-read the first post by that "persistent lil booger "
So I guess that it is sure to be an FRN Endura sprint. If it is a high performance stainless or semi-stainless that is a new steel to try then I'd pick one up. Otherwise, I think that I might just wait for the Ti Damascus version to get my first Endura.
don't forget light...Holland wrote:You're not alone in not liking frn manixfan, but there are a lot of people (in using myself) who love frn. Strong grippy and cheap