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What is H2 Steel?Spyderco H2 steel is austenitic stainless steel a replacement for Spyderco H1 steel. Like most industries, the steel industry in Japan was negatively affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, and as a result, Spyderco could not continue with the production of H1 steel.  Although it is a huge loss to the steel industry, there is a positive side because Spyderco, in partnership with other steel manufacturing partners in Japan, has developed H2…

Under 3-inch pocket knives are helpful for everyday cutting needs and may be suitable for official places like offices, unboxing, and minimal cutting. Under 3-inch pocket knives are easy to carry around as they easily fit in your pockets, wallet, key holder, etc. If you are struggling to choose the best pocket knife for your needs, come with us to the next section as we look into the essential factors you should consider before picking…

What is 10Cr15CoMoV steel?10Cr15CoMoV steel is a Chinese stainless steel equivalent to Japanese VG10 steel. It contains high amounts of Carbon and Chromium which give it high hardness and excellent corrosion resistance. 10Cr15CoMoV stainless steel is used in the knife industry to make highly polished thin blades with excellent edge retention perfect for slicing. 10Cr15CoMoV Steel Composition Carbon C 1.05%: Increases the edge retention, hardness and tensile strength. It also improves steel resistance to wear, abrasion…

What is S45VN Steel?CPM S45VN Steel is martensitic stainless steel, designed as an improvement of S35VN steel by Crucible. Its chemical composition has been rebalanced to make it better. It contains more Nitrogen for better hardness, more chromium for better corrosion resistance, high vanadium content for excellent edge retention and wear resistance and more niobium for easy machinability. CPM S45VN is among the latest steels on the market, developed around 2019; it is already popular…

A folding knife is the perfect self defense weapon for civilians. It’s small enough to carry around easily, but still effective at stopping an attacker. There are many factors to consider when buying a folding knife – size, weight, blade shape, and material are all important aspects of choosing your new EDC (Every Day Carry). Read on if you want to find out more about knives!The post will go on to discuss different types of…

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 X50CrMoV15 steel?X50CrMoV15 Steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel produced by German manufacturers, it exhibits excellent corrosion resistance and wear resistance. X50CrMoV15 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 closely resembles that…

What is S30V Steel?CPM S30V steel is a powder metallurgy type of stainless steel produced by the US Crucible Industries. S30V steel offers a great balance in terms of toughness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance. It is often considered premium steel and highly preferred in the making of knives. To note, Crucible Particulate Metallurgy S30V (CPM S30V) and S30V are the same steel. In recent years, there have been advances to make the best combination…

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