S30V is a premium stainless steel made by American manufacturer Crucible Industries. It is produced using particle metallurgy method, S30V steel has been specially developed for the needs of the cutlery industry. It ihas a high content of carbon (1.4%), vanadium (4%) and molybdenum (2%). CPM S30V steel offers excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. S30V is usually used for premium pocket knives or exclusive kitchen knives. For a long time, it has long been ranked among the top steels for knife production with an optimal balance of edge retention, hardness and toughness. S30V currently has a more popular brother S35VN, which is significantly similar, but thanks to niobium, this steel is easier for manufacturers to work with.

Steel composition: 1,45% carbon, 14% chromium, 4% vanadium, 2% molybdenum, 0,5% manganese, 0,5% silicon, 0,1 - 0,4% tungsten, 0,2% nickel, 0,04% phosphorus, 0,03% sulfur.

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