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KNIFE STEEL 101

A BEGINNER’S LOOK AT BLADE MATERIALS
This Camillus Tiger- Sharp 8” Fixed Blade set features Titanium Bonded 420J2 blades which provides corrosion resistance and is 3x harder than untreated stainless steel.
The Zero Tolerance ZT 0350st is a CPM S30V stainless steel blade with non-refl ective, black Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating.

A lot can change in 2.5 million years. Take knives, for example. Our early ancestors crafted knives by chipping and fl aking o_ bits of rock to make an edge. On occasion, they attached those tools to a handle.

Naturally, man eventually discovered new and better materials for knives. As the technology improved, knives improved. Stone became copper. Then bronze, an alloy of copper and tin. Iron moved into the line-up. Then steel, an alloy of iron and carbon. In some parts of the world, exotic materials, like meteorite, even got pounded into blades. When purchasing a knife, you want to make an informed decision, whether you’re planning to use the tool for survival, utility or protection. In the following story, we’ll provide the details you need to know.

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