I need a little help with possible buyers remorse. Really more of a got a knife and leave Japan in a few hours anxiety.
I spent the day having a fantastic time wandering around kappabashi drooling at the equipment, pottery and knives.
I thought I had done my research prior and wanted a carbon steel gusto of 240mm. I drooled over the beauty of the various Damascus stainless steel knives but said , 'no, it's not the look it's the function' and decided to go for a carbon steel. Ended up at union commerce and was shown the 'carbon' selection and was recommended the sugimoto cm2124 which I purchased. I said I was willing to go up to 20000yen but he recommended the 12000yen sugimoto. I liked the look of the wide(term?) grind of the cutting edge and left with it fully expecting to have to look after it like a baby and keep it from rusting. Well I have now looked up the knife on the site and see it is a chromium, molybdenum high carbon steel. This sounds like a stainless steel knife to me? Can anyone tell me n the know explain this? I already have enough German stainless knives at home so am a little disappointed unless this is possibly in between carbon and stainless?
Cheers and thanks -David