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154CM Steel Guide

What is 154CM Steel? With dozens of excellent steels being manufactured worldwide for use in cutlery, the question of what is the “best” steel for a knife is really not a fair question or a question that should be asked.  The question to ask is more like “which steel is best for what purpose and price point?”  For our purposes, …

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420 Steel Guide

That trusty old knife that you carry around is probably made of a familiar steel, 420 steel. 420 steel is widely available in most makes of knives. This steel provides a wide range of benefits but its weakness is that it doesn’t contribute to any one area significantly; however, this does not make it a bad blade to buy. The …

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SK-5 Steel Guide

Many famous movies depict swashbuckling heroes engaged in the finest exhibition of sword fighting as steel blades glisten in the evening sun. They take on a formidable enemy armed with just their sword.  What these men all had in common was knowing what makes a good blade, how to use the finest steel, and be effective with their weapon. Most of …

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What is SG2 Steel?

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) SG2 steel is also known as SGPS. It is manufactured by a Japanese steel manufacturer that is well known for the steels they make. The SG2 is high carbon content and a high alloy stainless steel. Powder metallurgy improves the alloy significantly. Regardless of the few comments to the contrary, one of the absolutely finest kitchen …

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S30v Steel Review

S30v steel is the latest innovation in recent years. This steel is being used to make pocket knives and the blades of steel knives in general. It also is used to make certain steel tools. Many of the steel tools made in America are made of this steel. It is arguably the strongest steel available. You will be pleased with …

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1050 Steel Guide

Steel has been used in many different ways on a daily basis. It may be hard to imagine life without it. Basically, steel is made up of carbon and iron. The amount of carbon content, additional alloy elements and the level of impurities determine the properties of a steel grade. Steel is produced in various types according to the required …

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How Good is 440A Steel?

  440A steel is a steel in the 440 family which contains a variety of other metals with varying properties. The others include 440B, 440C, and the less common 440F. All the 440 steels are considered truly stainless, but 440A has the highest corrosion resistance of all because it contains the least amount of carbon.