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What is 19C27 Steel?Sandvik 19C27 steel is high carbon pure alloy stainless steel manufactured by Sandvik Materials Technology in Sweden. 19C27 is also referred to as Swedish steel. It is popularly used in the Japanese knife-making industry and offers high wear resistance because of its coarse-grained structure.  However, it does not perform very well in various aspects like edge retention and corrosion resistance, so the manufacturer recommends a corrosion-resistant coating on the blades to prevent…

What is MC66 Steel?MC66 steel is a high-end Japanese stainless steel manufactured by Hitachi following the latest Powder Metallurgy technology. MC66 steel name is Zwilling J.A. Henckel’s steel naming of ZDP189 Stainless steel.   MC66 steel contains very high Carbon (3 %) and chromium (20%) in its composition, which gives it excellent corrosion resistance, hardness, wear resistance, and edge retention. MC66 steel is common in most Henckels Santoku and other kitchen knives. It is worth noting…

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…

What is Za-18 Steel?Za-18 steel is a cobalt stainless steel developed by Aichi Steel Corp, it contains a high amount of Carbon and Chromium with additional Cobalt in its alloy composition giving it good hardness and excellent corrosion resistance properties.Za-18 or Za18 or Za 18 steel was developed by Aichi to outperform its rival Takefu VG10 steel. The steel has the same chemical composition as VG10 but contains more Carbon, Chromium, Molybdenum, and Cobalt for…

What is Ginsan Steel?Ginsan steel is stainless steel with a pure composition of Carbon, Chromium, and Iron. Ginsan steel is also referred to as Silver #3 Steel or Gin-3 and is manufactured by Japanese Hitachi Metals Ltd. The purity of Ginsan steel ensures it is a top performer in terms of edge retention and corrosion resistance. Ginsan steel is closely identical to Shirogami #2 steel, but its high purity reduces its Rockwell hardness making it…

What is VG 10 Steel?VG 10 steel is premium steel made in Japan. The G in its name stands for Gold, meaning that the steel has attained Gold standards for stainless steel. It is a high carbon steel designed by the Takefu Special Steel Company under the V line series of steels including  V series line of steels including V1, V2, V-Toku1, V-Toku2, and V-Gin1 Due to its edge retention capabilities and high rust resistance,…

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