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We use only the purest stainless steel in our knives construction.

Steel Parts

440-A
440-C
17-4-PH
416
Titanium
Aluminum

BLADE STEELS

Main Blade Steel

Böhler Elmax:

The majority of our blades are crafted from Böhler Elmax, which we have found to provide the best balance between corrosion resistance and edge retention. A high-performance knife steel, Elmax is third generation powder metal technology that’s noted for its fine carbide distribution with extremely low inclusion content for virtually no chip-out.

For more information, check out Bohler’s data sheet.

*Blade steels are subject to change based on availability. If we choose to supplement another steel, it will be one that has demonstrated properties proven to live up to our high standards.

Other Blade Steels 

Throughout our time in the industry, we’ve used a variety of other steel products. Though these steels are rarely used in current production, we’ve provided the properties for your reference.

Böhler M390:

Used on some of our higher-end Customs, M390 is composed of Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, and Tungsten for excellent sharpness and edge retention and can be polished to an extremely high finish.

For more information, check out Bohler’s data sheet.

CPM® S35-VN®

S35-VN™ which is a martensitic stainless steel designed to offer a combination of toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. CPM and S35-VN are trademarks of Crucible Industries.

For more information, check out this data sheet.

154-CM

154-CM is a premium grade stainless steel originally developed in the United States for industrial applications. Durability is attained by a combination of three elements: carbon, chromium, and molybdenum.

For more information, check out this data sheet.

D-2

D2 steel is steel that is vacuum heat-treated (i.e. raised to a high temp and rapidly cooled by a vacuum process) It is an ideal steel to use for punch and dies or injection mold tools. It is a difficult material to machine and requires a special wheel for surface grinding after heat treatment. It also hardly moves during the treatment process so you can manufacture parts as thin as 2mm and leave only 0.004 for finish grinding.

For more information, check out this data sheet.

440-C Stainless

A high-carbon chromium steel capable of attaining a high hardness, while retaining stainless properties.

For more information, check out this data sheet.