Forged Knives vs Stamped Knives

The Knife

FORGED KNIFE
Blade edge - The blade is polished and sharpened manually by specialists to obtain a perfect sharpening angle, being examined by the edge durability test.
Blade - Stainless steel composed of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium “X50 CR Mo V15”. The blade is hardened to reach a hardness of 56º HRC, excellent resistance to corrosion and provides the user with an effective and lasting cutting power.
Cable - POM cable with ergonomics and high resistance for daily use, is injected directly into steel over the entire length of the cable, being hygienic, safe and long lasting.
Ferrule - Connecting part between the blade and the handle gives balance to the knife. It serves as protection during cutting.
Rivets - The rivets are made of aluminum, the structure of the knife handle is composed of rivets and POM providing greater security.

PRINTED KNIFE WITH RIVETS
Blade edge - The blade is polished and sharpened manually by specialists to obtain a perfect sharpening angle, being examined by the edge durability test.
Blade - Stainless steel composed of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium “X50 CR Mo V15”. The blade is hardened to reach a hardness of 56º HRC, excellent resistance to corrosion and provides the user with an effective and lasting cutting power.
Cable - POM cable with ergonomics and high resistance for daily use, is injected directly into steel over the entire length of the cable, being hygienic, safe and long lasting.
Ferrule - Connecting part between the blade and the handle gives balance to the knife. It serves as protection during cutting.
Rivets - The rivets are made of aluminum, the structure of the knife handle is composed of rivets and POM providing greater security.

PRINTED KNIFE - INJECTED
Blade edge - The blade is polished and sharpened manually by specialists to obtain a perfect sharpening angle, being examined by the edge durability test.
Blade - Stainless steel composed of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium “X50 CR Mo V15”. The blade is hardened to reach a hardness of 56º HRC, excellent resistance to corrosion and provides the user with an effective and lasting cutting power.
Cable - POM cable with ergonomics and high resistance for daily use, is injected directly into steel over the entire length of the cable, being hygienic, safe and long lasting.
Ferrule - Connecting part between the blade and the handle gives balance to the knife. It serves as protection during cutting.
Rivets - The rivets are made of aluminum, the structure of the knife handle is composed of rivets and POM providing greater security.

Forged Knives

Forging is a process of heating steel in a red-hot state, followed by a hard blow to form a forged blank. Forged IVO knives are “drop-hot” forged from carbon steel and specific for cutting, which consists of exact proportions of carbon, chromium, molybdenum and vanadium. Almost 40 steps are taken from forging, tempering, sharpening and polishing to make an IVO knife that is recognized for exceptional quality worldwide. The way in which a knife is forged and tempered is as important as the quality of the steel used in its manufacture.
IVO Cutelarias has the capacity to produce knives forged by the traditional method and by the modern method of forging. It is the only company that has a "Drop-Hot" Forging in Portugal, thus achieving a competitive advantage in the production of forged knives in relation to the competition. They have a high production capacity and responsiveness to the needs of the markets due to the strong development in design and innovation of the IVO forged knives.
Forged knives are characterized by the "white" bolster, have a high level of cut, greater hardness and ensure less need for sharpening compared to stamped knives.

Traditional Forged Knife
Dorp-Hot forging is the traditional method of manufacturing forged knives, which is processed by molding hot steel, which is an important part of forging because it reinforces the metal, aligning the molecules in a useful and strong form.
Forged knives are the best quality, because they are produced from a single block of steel, the blade and the handle are a single piece. The entire forged blades are made through a process of extreme heat and the molding of a strong hammer. Each knife is carefully forged and handcrafted with extreme detail, between the blade and the handle of the knife merges the bolster, a sturdy part and symbol of forged steel.
It is important to find the hardness and flexibility present in the steel used for forged knives, the steel cannot be soft so that the knife does not become blunt quickly, but if it is too rigid it can break easily.

Modern Forged Knife
IVO Cutelarias, as the modern forging process, manages to satisfy customers in a better way and complements with this process the traditional method to respond to the demands of the most competitive markets.
IVO knives forged by the modern forging method are produced using steel heating, forming a robust forged “bolster” shape, followed by the shaping of the blade and the strong hammer impact. After this process, there is a reorganization of the forged steel molecules, enhancing the cutting power and hardness of the blade.

Stamped Knives

At IVO Cutelarias the stamped knives are cut in a balance, using a continuous stainless steel band. The balance cutters give the shape of the blade stamped on flat steel, being an economical production process.
They are less resistant blades, less strong than forged knives, their durability is good when we talk about a more affordable quality-price option.
The IVO stamped blades are characterized by the precision of the cutting method using balance. They can be blades with a full fitting on the handle (full tang) or half-fitting on the handle (half tang).
Stamped knives are usually cheaper and lighter than forged knives, they do not have the same hardness and balance.
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