With a high degree of hardness and improved resistance to corrosion, this Martensitic Stainless Steel is ideal for knife blades and cutting tools.

Main features

Capacity for high level hardening at a moderate austenitising temperature (standard treatment); capacity for additional hardening by cold treatment after quenching (improved treatment); good shock resistance after low temperature tempering; very good corrosion resistance


  • Blades for knives and various utensils for food preparation
  • Blades for industrial equipment
  • Cutting tools
  • Mechanical parts and other tools

Chemical Composition

Typical values

  • C=0.35
  • Si=0.35
  • Mn=0.35
  • Cr=16.0
  • N=0.15

Dimensional range

Coils, Sheets

  • Thickness: from 0.4 to 6mm
  • Width: up to 1,250mm acc. to thickness

Surface aspects

  • Annealed products (ferrite state + carbides + nitrides)



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