S30V vs. S90V Knives: Which Is Better?

S30V vs. S90V Knives

S90V steel knives offer better edge retention than S30V steel knives meaning you can use them for a long time without sharpening. However, S30V steel is much easier to sharpen, and it is the best option for people who intend to sharpen themselves. Are S30V and S90V Knives the Same? S30V and S90V knives might … 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

S90V vs. M390 knives: Which Is Better?

S90V vs M390

S90V and M390 are premium steels, but M390 makes better high-end knives because it wins in toughness, corrosion resistance, and ease of sharpening. However, you must consider your knife needs when choosing between S90V and M390 knives. In this article, we will look at the properties of S90V steel and M390 steel and their pros … 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

What is ApexUltra Steel?

apexultra steel knife

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