6 New Knife Steels to look out for

New Knife Steels To Look Out For

Steel manufacturers are constantly refining the elements used in making steel to produce new and better steel. The new technologies in steel produce steel that performs well in all aspects including hardness, toughness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance. Here is a list of 6 new knife steels on the market with top performance. 1. CPM … Read more

Knife Tang Types: Everything You Need To Know Pros and Cons

Knife tang types

A knife tang is the invisible part of the knife blade that goes inside the handle. There are different types of knife tangs, including hidden tang, extended tang, rat-tail tang, and tapered tang. Each tang type has different effects on the knife and its use. The tang variations are categorized under two major categories, full … Read more

Best Angle to Sharpen a Knife (Sharpening Angle Guide)

Sharpening Angle

You must have heard about sharpening angles if you are learning knife sharpening skills. Selecting the right sharpening angle is an important step in knife sharpening because it determines the blade’s sharpness and durability. So, what is the best angle to sharpen a knife? The best angle to sharpen a knife depends on how you … Read more

Which is better: Damascus steel or carbon steel knife?

RWL 34 steel knife

Damascus steel and carbon steel make among the most popular knives on the market. Whether you are a first-time knife shopper or an experienced knife user wondering which is better, you are at the right place. So, which is better, Damascus steel or carbon steel? Damascus steel and carbon steel are made following different manufacturing … Read more

Rockwell Hardness Scale for Knives

Benchmade 60 Rockwell Hardness

If you are keen on knife specifications, you must have seen a number with RC or HRC after or before it, for example, 54 HRC or RC60. The numbers represent the Rockwell rating, a scale used to determine the hardness of a material. HRC or RC is the abbreviation for Rockwell Hardness Scale. So, what … Read more

Aogami steel vs Shirogami steel: What are the differences?

Aogami steel vs Shirogami steel knives

Aogami steel and Shirogami steel are the main types of Japanese steel. They are used to make the best kitchen knives on the market, but there are major differences between them. Aogami is blue paper steel, while Shirogami is white paper steel. The white and blue names result from the paper used to wrap the … Read more

CPM REX T15 Steel

CPM REX T15 Steel Spyderco

Because of its high quality and grind ability, CPM Rex T15 steel is designed to make tools for use in difficult operations that produce high frictional heat. Few knife makers have adopted Rex T15 steel like Spyderco in the Mule Team™ CPM Rex T15 Pocket knife.  CPM REX T15 Steel Composition Properties of CPM REX … Read more

What is Solingen steel?

Wüsthof Solingen Steel Knife

Solingen steel refers to the types of steel used by Solingen makers to manufacture their cutting blades. Solingen is a city in Germany known for manufacturing fine-cutting tools. Solingen city has been known to make premium cutlery and kitchen knives for decades and is known as“The City of Blades.” To maintain their reputation, Solingen makers … Read more