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What is our steel made off?!

Ōkami Knives

VG10 Steel Composition 

 

Almost all the VG10 steel in the world is produced in Japan and this is where we are getting it from. 

Carbon: Hardens the steel. The 1% mark guarantees a hard and high performing steel. To be considered High-carbon, steel must contain more than 0.8% carbon

Silicon: Increases hardness and strength

Manganese: Hardens the steel and increases wear resistance.

Nickel: Adds toughness. Too much nickel is the sign of cheap grade cutlery.

Chromium: Adds extra corrosion and wear resistance. To be considered stainless a steel must have more than 12% chromium.

Vanadium: A small addition of vanadium makes a big difference. It produces tougher and extremely corrosion resistant steel. It also enables the blade to take and keep a very sharp edge.

Cobalt: Increases hardness and strength.  Cobalt is almost exclusively found in ATS55 and VG10, both excellent kitchen steel. Its presence is a sign of quality.

Molybdenum: Among other things it increases hardness and prevents brittleness.

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