420J2 steel is a low-end, general-purpose stainless steel from the 400 series. It is also referred to as 420B. This steel contains medium amounts of carbon and high amounts of chromium in its composition, making it high in corrosion resistance and easy to sharpen hence its popularity in knife making. 420J2 steel is used to make surgical knives, diving knives, barber or hairdresser shears, and budget knives for both outdoor and kitchen use. Initially, 420J2…

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