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This 5160 alloy steel is probably the second most popular type of knife steel due to its lower content of carbon, which can cause rust, and addition of chromium for toughness

  • High Carbon alloy spring steel with chromium added for hardenability.
  • less rust and corrosion with carbon alloy steel
  • good wear resistance.
  • outstanding toughness
  • Hardening capability of 57-58 HRC. 
  • oil quenched at 829°C (1525°F) and tempered at temperatures ranging from 427 and 704°C (800 and 1300°F).
  • Forging is performed at temperatures between 1149 and 1204°C (2100 and 2200°F)



5160 Alloy Steel

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