Originally Posted by Pukka Bundook
A very interesting thread, Ibrahiim!
I have a few of these Sheffield carbon steel knives and keep them in the kitchen drawer.
We have a drawer full of knives, yet it is these old springy razor sharp knives that we use for Everything.
I often marvel at the steel;
So paper-thin and springy, it can be bent to a great angle and yet springs back. We can not buy new knives with these characteristics.
New steel is thick and dull, whatever you do to it!
Your Omani chaps knew what they were doing when they sought out these little knives!