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Steels used in BRISA knives


  C Si Mn Cr Mo V Co W P S N
N690Co 1,08 0,40 0,40 17,30 1,10 0,10 1,50 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
O1 0,90 0,00 1,20 0,50 0,00 0,20 0,00 0,5 0,00 0,00 0,00
D2 1,55 0,30 0,30 12,00 0,80 0,90 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
12C27 0,60 0,40 0,40 13,50 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 <0,025 <0,010 0,00
Elmax 1,70 0,00 0,30 18,00 0,00 3,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,80 0,00
CPM S30V 1,45 0,00 0,00 14,00 2,00 4,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
80CrV2 0,80 0,33 0,40 0,55 0,00 0,20 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
14C28N 0,62 0,20 0,60 14 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 <0,025  <0,010 0,11
RWL-34 1,05 0,50 0,50 14 4 0,20 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00


Stainless steel from Bohler-Uddeholm.
The cobalt allows the creation of a very uniform structure within the steel. And when used in blade steel, this provides a fine and consistent edge, enhancing edge retention and sharpening receptivity. The European VG-10 equivalent.
Used in Trapper, Camper and Borka knives, as well as Trapper and Camper blades

Low alloy tool steel widely used in knives. Good durability, relatively high edge retention and fine grain structure. A great overall option in the carbonsteel segment.
Used in Trapper and Elver knives, as well as blades

It is a tool steel and has very good hardness and wear resistance, while still maintaining some rust resistance due to high Chromium content.
Used in Elver, and Birk knives, Trapper and Elver blades

Sandvik 12c27
Swedish stainless steel. Sandvik 12C27 is a martensitic stainless chromium steel with an optimized analysis for high quality professional knife applications. After heat treatment, the composition of carbon and chromium gives a unique combination of properties including:good corrosion and wear resistance.
Used in Necker, Hiker and Chef knives and blades, as well as Walker, Nordic 95, Tundra, Skinner, and Hiker blades

The composition allows for the steel to have a high wear resistance, high compressive strength, superior corrosion resistance, and a very good dimensional stability, or the ability to retain its size and form even after taking abuse. ELMAX is produced through a hardening and corrosion resistant mold using this powder-metallurgy process. This gives the knife the desired traits of superior edge retention and an ease of sharpening, which is often the reason that people are attracted to such stainless steel knives. HRC 60-61
Used in Trapper and Piili knives, and Nordic 85 blades

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.
Used in Birk75 pocketknives

80CrV2 is the most used steel in Finnish knifemaking. A tough and rugged carbonsteel, this Thyssenkrupp material has proven itself over decades to be an excellent companion.
Used in the Nessmuks and Farmer series blades

An upgrade from the classic 12C27. The addition of nitrogen in the steel improves not only hardness, but also corrosion resistance.14C28N is one of the steels from Swedish giant Sandvik, and they boast about finer and more uniform grain structure compared to the 440 series.
Used in Farmer and Froggy stainless blades.

Named after knife legend Robert W. Loveless. Robert discovered that Japanese ballbearing steel ATS34 was also well suited for knives. As a homage to Robert, Damasteels founder Pelle Billgren adapted the steel to a superior Powder Metallurgy steel and named it RWL-34. RWL features very high strength and toughness, while the extremely fine grain structure allows a very keen edge.
Used in Scara knives and knife blades


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