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What is CROMOVA 18 Stainless Steel?CROMOVA 18 stainless steel is a proprietary Yoshikin high-carbon stainless steel with a special combination of Carbon, Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium. The mixture of these elements gives CROMOVA 18 enough hardness to retain a sharp edge for a long time but still soft enough to gain a sharp edge using simple sharpening tools.  There exist claims that CRO and 18 in the name CROMOVA 18 are aimed at signifying the…

There are a few special knives out in the world that can do some serious damage. From cutting up an apple to killing a huge prey like a shark, these blades will make sure you’re ready for anything! One type of this kind of knife is a wasp injection knife. In 2008 a group of knife designers decided to try something out of the box, and they ended up creating a Wasp injection knife, also…

What kind of steel is ATS 34?ATS 34 steel is stainless steel produced by Hitachi, a Japanese company. It is high in carbon and chromium hence offering excellent corrosion and wear resistance. It has the same chemical composition and properties as 154CM produced by Crucible Industries. When Crucible stopped manufacturing 154CM, Hitachi was approached by a renowned knife maker Bob Loveless to supply similar steel, and that is how ATS 34 came into existence. It’s a…

What is 154CM Steel?154CM steel is high-end stainless steel manufactured by Crucible industries in America. 154CM stainless steel has the same composition and properties as ATS 34 steel produced by Hitachi.   154CM steel is among the oldest steel on the market, and it was initially designed to manufacture jet engine turbine components meaning that it holds high levels of toughness. Suppose you wonder how they came up with the name. The letter “CM” in its…

What is 440C Steel?440C steel is stainless steel from the 440 series, with 440A, and 440B as its siblings. What differentiates the different grades of the 440 alloy series is the carbon content and chromium content in their alloy composition. AISI 440C steel is the best steel in the 440 series, it has the highest carbon content with 440A (0.7% C), 440B (.85% C), and 440C (1.05% C); the Rockwell hardness goes up with carbon…

What is X50CrMoV15 steel?X50CrMoV15 Steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel produced by German manufacturers, it exhibits excellent corrosion resistance and wear resistance. X50 Cr MoV 15 is popularly used to make kitchen knives like cleavers, paring knives, utility knives, chopping knives, and chef knives. German X50CrMoV15 steel is a mainstream knife steel popular in most knives in Germany and Europe, it may not be well known in other countries but its chemical composition…

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