5160 steel, also referred to as AISI 5160 or 5160 spring steel, is a low-end alloy that contains high carbon with fair amounts of chromium in its composition. Due to its carbon content and chemical composition, 5160 alloy steel offers outstanding toughness making it tougher than most stainless steel knives. However, 5160 steel is not as hard compared to other types of high carbon steel. In addition to the toughness, this steel offers decent hardness…

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