What is ApexUltra Steel?

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ApexUltra stands out for its excellent toughness, associated with its balanced alloy composition and purity. The steel is suitable for manufacturing culinary knives, carving knives, camping knives, and knives with thin edges. ApexUltra Steel Composition ApexUltra Datasheet PDF Properties of ApexUltra steel ApexUltra Steel Hardness ApexUltra has a Rockwell hardness of 66 HRC. This is … Read more

What is CPM 15V Steel?


CPM 15V is made for applications that require exceptional wear resistance. It has solid carbides that can withstand high wear resistance application. 15V steel is used to make punches, core rods, Barrel liners, wear inserts, forming, cold extrusion, piercing, and industrial knives. Several custom knife makers use CPM 15V blade steel due to its incredible … Read more

All About Vanadis 8 Steel

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Vanadis 8 steel was manufactured to replace Vanadis 10. Vanadis 10 was Uddeholm’s first attempt to replace CPM-10V by Crucible. With notable improvements in toughness and wear resistance, Vanadis 8 performs better than 10V and Vanadis 10.  Because of its extreme wear resistance and toughness, Vanadis 8 is used to make knife blades, cold forming … Read more

What is Nitrobe 77 Steel?

Nitrobe 77 Steel knife

Nitrobe 77 is stainless steel because it contains 14.50% chromium which is more than the required chromium amounts to make steel stainless. The nitrogen in its alloy composition also positively boosts the corrosion resistance of Nitrobe 77 steel. Nitrobe 77 stainless steel is excellent in terms of edge retention and corrosion resistance, it is used … Read more

What is S390 Steel?

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Based on the heat treatment, S390 Microclean steel is a high performer used to make cutters, knives, taps, drill bits, broaches, and cold work applications. We should also note that the steel features a fine carbide microstructure that positively impacts its properties. S390 knife steel was hugely popularized by Switzerland Kase Knives in their knives … Read more

Detailed DSR-1K6 Steel Review

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 DSR-1K6 is stainless steel because it contains 14% Chromium, more than the amount required to make steel stainless. It offers incredibly good corrosion resistance as there is plenty of chromium in its alloy composition left after the formation of chromium carbides. DSR-1K6 Steel Composition Carbon C 0.60%: Increases edge retention, hardness, and tensile strength. It also … Read more

What is AN-58 Steel?

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AN-58 steel is stainless steel as it contains about 13.5%  chromium enough to make it stainless steel. Therefore, its products can be used in corrosive environments. Apart from cheap knives, AN-58 steel is used to manufacture parts like bolts, rolls, worms, and rams, that require more stain resistance and toughness than what is provided by … Read more

how good is DC53 Steel?

DC53 steel Miguron knife

DC53 steel is used in forging, blanking, shearing, and knife making. It is recommended for the manufacture of budget knives to be used in applications that demand moderate toughness, resistance to chipping, and abrasion. Composition of DC53 Steel Properties of DC53 steel DC53 Steel Hardness DC53 steel achieves a Rockwell hardness of 62-64 HRC. However, … Read more