Is ZDP-189 steel good?

Is ZDP-189 steel good?

Good knife steel is judged by the performance it delivers. And looking at the zdp-189 it is good knife steel offering extreme hardness and terrific edge retention, so you won’t bother re-sharpen it after every use. It also offers excellent wear resistance and will not deform easily.

How tough is ZDP-189?

The most intriguing thing about ZDP-189 and Cowry-X is the very high obtainable hardness, 67 Rc or even higher. According to the ZDP-189 datasheet, the maximum hardness is about 70 Rc if given a cold treatment in dry ice. So one of the biggest mysteries about ZDP-189 is why it is able to reach such high hardness.

Who makes ZDP-189?

ZDP-189 is a Japanese made steel by Hitachi that has an insanely high carbon percentage at 3.0% and a chromium content of 20% with most of it being pulled into developing carbides (hard, wear resistant particles) instead of fighting corrosion.

What is MC66 steel?

MC66 / ZDP-189 – Stainless powder steel ZDP-189 is called Zwilling J.A. Henckels MC66 steel and is the hardest stainless powder available at the time of writing (2012). It has the highest content of alloy elements of all powder steel types. Zwilling J.A. Henckels reaches a hardness of ca.

What is Rex 121 steel?

CPM REX 121 is a new high vanadium cobalt bearing tool steel designed to offer a combination of the highest wear resistance, attainable hardness, and red hardness available in a high speed steel. Its superior red hardness permits higher cutting speeds compared to other high speed steels.

What is the hardest knife steel?

W2 Steel is some of the toughest steel you can find and is excellent for outdoor knives. Cru Forge V Steel: This is high-carbon steel from Crucible, with . 75% manganese and vanadium. It can withstand high-heat treatment, and Brelje turns to this steel when he’s looking for superior edge retention.

What steel does Zwilling use?

German stainless steel
Our J.A. Henckels International knives are made of a high carbon German stainless steel. Carbon is added for extra durability and edge retention.

Is S110V better than S30v?

Corrosion Resistance As you can see from the above data, S30v offers better toughness than s110v which makes it perfect for environments where toughness matters the most such as hiking and camping. Overall, both knives are great and offer nearly the same properties.

Is Maxamet better than S30v?

Maxamet vs S30v In terms of edge retention, there is a lot of gap between the two. Many users have observed how swiftly the S30v edge becomes blunt. However, it is more resistant to corrosion although being as tough as Maxamet. Despite being equally tough, its low edge retention rating seems to be quite ridiculous.