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mulescj8

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I know we definitely have some blade guys here, Shooter13 or maybe Sheepdog hopefully someone can help identify this knife:

the blade says Alexander or Alehander Italy, I’m thinking the handle maybe ironwood but since it’s Italian it could be maybe be olive wood. It has five stars on the blade and says stainless and HRC 57 which would indicate the hardness. I can’t find any other numbers. I’ve asked around on different knife forums and I’m getting nothing. I've own this knife for many years and it’s been a great kitchen knife, it’s a full tang with nice balance, good edge retention and the fit of the handle is spot on.D949D46D-3351-4DBF-8A16-77A68E7AC47F.jpeg95354026-9196-448C-8CD8-60E99B64067F.jpegC41ABC3D-04CB-4F85-B20F-8CD5F163517E.jpeg65B19C6A-3156-4A33-9CC7-C032A7A83DBD.jpeg
 

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I wish it had more information on the blade. I know some times these knives were sometimes made by several different makers but were branded by the region or town they came from. I think I bought this knife in the early 90s and I think I gave about $50 for then and I thought it was to much money, however I do remember haggling him down from the original $65.00 price, but I have figured out it was worth every penny. Thank you for the information it’s a start.
 

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Is the blade strongly magnetic? If so it is likely 440 stainless with a "c" heat treatment.
It is a forged blade and taper ground. It is a good knife - I have a German made blade on my chef's knife that is similar in appearance. (it has a different engraving)
 

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