14C28N vs D2

14C28N vs D2

Sandvik 14C28N steel is better than D2 steel in corrosion resistance and toughness. 14C28N is thus ideal for use in corrosive environments and challenging applications. D2 steel offers better edge retention and wear resistance than 14C28N. The difference in properties between 14C28N and D2 steel is very clear. However, to choose the best knife for … Read more

What is Za-18 Steel?

Za-18 steel knife

Za-18 steel composition is also highly similar to Bohler N690 steel. N690 steel has excellent knife properties and has been around for longer so we might conclude it served as an inspiration to the production of Za-18 steel Za-18 stainless steel is used in the knife industry to make high-end Japanese kitchen knives but its … Read more

What is CPM D2 Steel?

CPM D2 Steel Knife

With proper heat treatment, CPM D2 is easy to work with and forms blades that remain sharp even when used daily for tough applications. The major downside of this steel is that it is not stainless steel. The amount of Chromium in its composition does not qualify it as stainless steel. Therefore, it will quickly … Read more

Bohler M398 Steel better than M390 Steel?

m398 steel knife

Bohler M398 steel has about 0.8% more carbon elements in its alloy and about 3.2% more Vanadium elements. The addition of these two increases the macro hardness by significantly increasing the carbide volume. Because of its chemical composition, it offers excellent wear resistance and corrosion resistance, making it suitable for making wear-resistant tools. It is … Read more

What is ATS 34 Steel?

ATS 34 Steel knife

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 version of 154CM with boosted characteristics. ATS 34 steel Composition Properties of ATS 34 steel ATS 34 Hardness ATS 34 steel has a Rockwell hardness … Read more

Is D2 steel a good steel?

D2 steel

In addition, this steel belongs to the cold-work category of steel because it is shaped after cooling, usually at the ambient temperature. D2 tool steel also experiences low distortion and has better machining quality compared to other high chromium steel due to its carbide forming elements. AISI D2 is made following the air quenching process, … Read more