S35VN is a premium stainless steel made by American manufacturer Crucible Industries. It is produced using particle metallurgy method. S35VN steel has high content of carbon (1,34%), vanadium (3%) and molybdenum (2%). The specialty of this steel (and at the same time an improvement over its predecessor S30V) is the addition of niobium (0.5%), which increases the toughness and ability to sharpen. One of the premium quality steels for the production of knives today. Excellent steel in all respects.
Steel composition: 1.34% carbon, 14% chromium, 3% vanadium, 2% molybdenum, 0.5% niobium, 0.5% manganese, 0.5% silicon, 0.4% tungsten, 0.1 - 0 .4% nickel, 0.04% phosphorus, 0.03% sulfur.