Originally Posted by CrosbyKid
I like german steel because its durable. Hard to get a decent edge but once you get it its like a hot knife through butter, Japanese steel is nice but it dings easy and you have to constantly sharpen it
This is actually the exact opposite of what is generally true.
If you wanted to make a general statement, it would be that Japanese steels are much more prone to chipping because they are HARDER than european steels.
Look at a chart of HRC numbers or something.
Also, I think it's hilarious that you guys are all trying to make such general statements. Real life doesn't work like that, sorry.