News & Resources>>The Anatomy of a MORSØ Chopper Blade
The Dan-List Company in Denmark manufactures the MORSØ machines and blades. The tool steel used for the cutting edge on the MORSØ blade is formulated of Austrian steel with a Rockwell hardness of 64 and must be special ordered by Dan-List one year in advance of delivery. The cutting edge is attached to the tool's body and then carefully heat tempered with Dan-List's own secret process. The knife is then precision surface ground to thickness, hollow ground with the grinding wheel between 8" and 10" diameter at 30° to the face of the knife, then hand honed and deburred.
No other blade on the market can offer you the precision and longevity of a MORSØ blade. You may find several generic blades available, but in order for you to consistently offer your customers high quality corners you should only use MORSØ blades serviced to MORSØ specifications and not accept any substitutes. There are no generic blades made to the same Rockwell hardness. In many cases, they are not hollow ground or hand honed.
To check your own MORSØ knives after they have been sharpened to see if they are hollow-ground, simply place any straight edge (i.e. a credit card) across the sharpened edge. If you are able to see light under the card this means that the surface is concave indicating that the knife has been hollow-ground. If it is parallel to the card, this is a definite indication that the knives have not been properly sharpened. Also, no grinding should ever be done on the flat surface of the knife (the surface that faces the operator).
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