What is Victorinox Steel?

Victorinox steel is produced through the knife manufacturer of the same name. The company is best known for manufacturing Swiss Army Knives, however, they do also make other multi-tools, folding knives, kitchen knives and even bayonets and wrist watches. The steels used in each of these products vary but often share similar properties. The standard steel used is 1.4110 though …

How Good is 1095 Steel?

Steel comes in a variety of forms. This is because steel needs to serve a variety of functions. It is alloyed with many different kinds of metals for a myriad of different purposes. The different types of metals used in the creation of steel lends it different properties, which is why there are different kinds of steel available. Common to …

1055 Carbon Steel Guide

1055 is a very popular choice for carbon-based steels. Its durability and toughness provide a suitable solution for any heavy-handed enthusiast. The percentage of composition between Carbon and Manganese as the only other component within 1055 gives the steel adequate shock and low wear resistance. Its carbon content ranges between 0.50 to 0.56%. The strength and edge retention of this …

D2 vs. CPM S30V Steel: Which is Better for Knives?

Both D2 and CPM S30V steel are good choices for knife blades. Each offers some level of corrosion resistance because of high levels of Chromium used in the making of both. If you are debating between one or the other, you choice will probably depend on cost constraints.

What is VG-10 Steel?

VG10 steel is a designation used for a very particular type of stainless steel often used in knife blades. The G stands for “gold”, which refers to the “gold standard” that this level of stainless steel is considered to have met. This steel is produced in Japan, and it is the Japanese cutlery market that has traditionally made the most …

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. We are also familiar with Daniel Boone and his prowess with the Bowie knife. What these men all had in common was knowing what makes a good blade, …

What O1 Steel Is And How To Work With It

O1 tool steel is a cold work steel and is one of the most forgiving for making knife blades. It’s known as a low alloy steel due to the fact that it contains eight additives.  The largest additive is Manganese at just 1.2%. The other minerals added are Carbon at 0.95%, Silicon at 0.4%, Chromium at 0.5%, Tungsten at 0.5%, Vanadium …

What is AUS-8A Steel?

If you are shopping for a new knife, you will see that there are tons and tons of steel types on the market. What makes one type of steel better than the other? What is AUS-8a steel and how does it differ from other steels in the market? This post will cover these questions.

Lindsey Stone Facebook Photo

On the 21st of November, 2012, the US media exploded about Lindsey Stone (It’s Lindsey Stone and not Lindsay Stone) and her Facebook photo. The photo pictured her flicking off and yelling at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Lots of sites feature angry articles and comments about her even though Lindsey Stone did make an apology for her actions. The hurt …

How to Protect your Knife with Loctite 242

Do you have a non-fixed blade knife like a Butterfly or pocket knife? These types of knives are also called folding knives and, unlike fixed blade knives, they have moving compartments. This means that, without proper care (called thread locking), your knife can fall apart after a lot of use. Learn an easy way to protect your knife.