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How strong is Elmax?

How strong is Elmax?

In an impact toughness test, the toughness of ELMAX steel at 61 HRC is better than any competitor’s stainless blade steel even at 57 HRC, despite a lower HRC typically providing more toughness. ELMAX steel is used in many Microtech knives, and is a popular metal choice for many Kershaw knives.

Is Elmax good for kitchen knives?

The best steel, for the best knives. By investing in high vanadium Elmax, Artisan Revere’s done what no other knife company has: craft ultra-thin knives that cut superbly, stay sharp longer, and resist chipping and corrosion. With proper care, you’ll never have to worry about chipped blades or dull moments ever again.

Which is better M390 or Elmax?

Tests show that M390 steel is slightly superior to ELMAX in edge retention/wear resistance, having scored a 958.6 on the CATRA TCC test- as opposed to ELMAX’s 930.7. In terms of Rockwell C Hardness, however, ELMAX, at 62, scored higher than M390’s 61.

What is an Elmax blade?

One of the best knife steels around, Elmax is a high chromium, vanadium, molybdenum steel. It is considered stainless steel, but acts like carbon steel. The best of both worlds, with Elmax you get great edge retention and corrosion resistance, easier sharpening and better resistance to rust!

Is Microtech Elmax good?

ELMAX. Elmax is a well-rounded, premier steel and fits our blade needs perfectly. Excellent strength and durability are balanced with exceptional sharpening ability and corrosion resistance.

Is Elmax a super steel?

ELMAX is a stainless super steel produced by Uddeholm (now Bohler-Uddeholm). It is a powered steel with high chromium, vanadium, and molybdenum content. It is considered a super steel and is excellent at all the major knife blade properties – edge retention, wear resistance, toughness, and rust resistance.

What is Elmax steel made of?

Produced by Bohler-Uddenholm, ELMAX steel is a “high chromium-vanadium-molybdenum-alloyed steel,” made of 1.7 percent carbon, 18 percent chromium, . 3 percent manganese, 1 percent molybdenum, . 8 percent silicon, and 3 percent vanadium.

Is Elmax stainless?

Elmax is made using third generation powder metallurgy stainless steel. The granule size of the metal powder is very small.