Is S30V a good steel?

Is S30V a good steel?

CPM S30V is considered a premium grade knife steel. It is so expensive that it strongly affects the price of the knife, and is largely used in higher-end production and custom knives. Buck Knives calls it “the absolute best blade steel available”.

Is S30V steel hard to sharpen?

S30V isnt hard to sharpen, it is just a very hard wear resistant steel. And will take a fair while to touch up.

What kind of steel is S30V?

martensitic stainless steel
CPM® S30V® is a martensitic stainless steel designed to offer the best combination of toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. Its chemistry has been specially balanced to promote the formation of vanadium carbides which are harder and more effective than chromium carbides in providing wear resistance.

How much does S30V cost?

Item Description Price
CPM S30V 5/32 X 1″ X 36″ $50.37
CPM S30V 5/32 X 1-1/2″ X 36″ $75.97
CPM S30V 5/32 X 2″ X 36″ $100.74
CPM S30V 5/32 X 6″ X 36″ $302.21

Does S30V steel rust?

CPM S30V contains high levels of Chromium, offering it excellent corrosion resistance. However, just like knives made from other types of steel, CPM steel knives should not be neglected otherwise they will rust.

What type of steel do buck knives use?

stainless steels
We use stainless steels because they meet the exacting needs of the many different types of knives we make. Different elements contribute different performance characteristics, helping them guard against corrosion, and making them hard enough to hold an edge.

Is S30V a carbon steel?

They are, austenitic, ferritic and martensitic. Martensitic steels are carbon steels that are usually tempered and hardened. This tempering gives the steel good hardness and high toughness. CPM-S30V contains a 1.45% Carbon, 14.00% Chromium, 4.00% Vanadium and 2.00% Molybdenum.

Which is better S30V or 420HC?

Yes there is a difference. Short answer : 420 hc will be easier to sharpen but won’t hold the edge near as long. S30v will be harder to sharpen but will hold the edge for much longer.

Who makes knives with S30V steel?

S30V is often used by production knife companies like Benchmade, Kershaw, Spyderco, and many more. Portions of the following content are served by a 3rd party.

What is S30V steel made of?

As you can see, the CPM S30V is stainless steel with 14% of Chromium, high in Carbon (more than 1% of carbon), high in Molybdenum and Vanadium which makes high-end stainless steel. How hard is s30v steel? S30V Hardness or Rockwell Hardness

What is the bevel size of the S30V blade?

The S30V blade of this knife is sabre ground, with a primary bevel about 15mm wide and a 1mm wide micro bevel. This blade is set up for hassle free sharpening, out of the box.

Are S30V Knives hard to sharpen?

Sharpening S30V and Similar Super Steel Knife Blades By Gary Zinn UltraSharp XLS Combination Diamond Sharpening Stone. Illustration courtesy of Best Sharpening Stones. There is a rumor going about that modern “super” knife blade steels, such as S30V, S35VN and such are hard to sharpen. I believe this is more internet myth than real world fact.

What is CPM S30V steel?

What is CPM S30V Steel? It’s a high-end Martensitic Stainless Steel high in Carbon, Molybdenum, and Vanadium offers a great mix of high corrosion resistance, wear resistance and edge retention.