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Knife Steel Comparison

February 4, 2016 no comments Uncategorized

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This knife steel comparison chart makes it easier to compare the steels. The 1-10 scales are for comparison purposes only. As you can see a blade designed to be very hard and hold an edge may not be the best at corrosion resistance and vice versa.  One steel that stands out in particular is the N680. It is soft enough to be sharpened easily but stands up well on the edge retention scale compared to the others and the corrosion resistance is still very good.  The 420HC and 1095 steels don’t compare well on the edge retention index but in reality they actually perform quite well. I have not included a toughness cale but you can assume that as the hardness drops that the toughness should increase.

Steel               Hardness Rc       Edge Retention 1-10        Corrosion Resistance 1-10

ZDP-189                        64                                              8.5                                                4

CPM M4                       63                                                9                                                   3

Elmax                           62                                                8.5                                                5.5

D2                                 62                                               7.5                                                  3

CPM S90V                  61                                                 10                                                  5

M390                           61                                                  9.5                                                7

CTS-xhp                      61                                                7.5                                                   7

CPM S35VN               60                                                6.5                                                  7

CPM S30V                  60                                                6.4                                                  7

VG-10                          60                                                 6                                                     7

154CM                        60                                                  6                                                     5

ATS-34                       60                                                  5                                                     5

14C28N                      59                                                  3.4                                                  6

CTS-BD1                    59                                                  3.4                                                  6

13C26                         59                                                  3                                                      4

H1                               59                                                  2                                                       10

N680                          58                                                 6                                                      9

440C                          58                                                  4                                                       4.5

AUS-8                        58                                                 3.2                                                    4.5

AUS-6                        57                                                  3                                                       4.6

440A                          57                                                  3                                                       5.5

420HC                      58                                                  3                                                        8

1095                           58                                                  3                                                       3

420                             53                                                2.5                                                      9

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