Steel: Swedish Steel Uddeholm ”Elmax” SuperClean
Hardness: 60 HRC
Blade length (mm): 117 / 4,60 Inch
Blade thickness (mm): 1 / 0,03 Inch
Blade width (mm): 19 / 0,74 Inch
Handle: a stabilized Karelian birch
Overall length (mm): 237 / 9,33 Inch
Elmax is one of the most common powder steel. Therefore, in order to understand what miracles the knife from “powder” is capable of, it will be necessary to study the steel properties of Elmax. The main factor influencing the characteristics of any steel, which also means the ligature of the knife made from it. It is these chemical elements in the steel composition that give these characteristics, corrosion resistance, shock viscosity, torque resistance, and so on. Elmax is characterized by the following composition: 1.7% of carbon, which allows steel to be extended to the plant-carbon class and gives it increased hardness and endurance. 18% of chromium, which gives exclusive resistance to corrosion and increases steel endurance as well as shock viscosity with flexibility. 3% vanadium, which enhances the steel structure, making it tighter and giving it toughness and endurance. 1% molybdenum, which does not contribute significantly to corrosion resistance, as well as endurance properties, including flexibility. 0,3% of manganese, which also has a positive effect on steel strength, its wear and hardness without reducing plasticity. Elmax knives don’t aim for corrosion. The blade of this steel is very resistant to lateral loads and bends. Powder steel has a practically perfect internal structure. Absolute purification of harmful impurities. Striking acuity endurance and relative lightness when the right rock stones are used. The steel is well-milled and even polished without drawing. An absolute mirror surface can be achieved. Consequently, it can be concluded that Elmax steel is eligible for one of the best knife steels for today. If you’ve long planned to take a knife out of this material, then it’s time to do it. It will serve you long and right.