A FORGED knife blade refers to the manufacturing process of the knife. The blade begins as a solid block of steel, which is then heated until molten and hammered into the profile of the knife, before being cut out, ice-hardened and then formed and finished. The forging process works the metals in a way to provide superior edge retention, as well as enabling a better three-dimensional profile for the steel itself.
Lamson’s Precision LASER-CUT knives are NOT Stamped knives. Our proprietary 420HC-LAM hi-carbon steel also starts out as a solid block of molten steel. The block is then hammer-forged on a large machine to form sheets or coils of flat-rolled steel. from which we cut out knife blanks using a powerful ultra-hi-precision laser. This process allows for simpler and much quicker and efficient manufacturing processes compared to forging.
A STAMPED blade is generally a thinner piece of steel that is blanked out of sheets using large presses. Lamson currently does not have stamped blade knives.