S90V is ultra premium stainless steel produced by the particle metallurgy process, from the American manufacturer Crucible Industries. Steel S90V has a very high carbon content (2,3%) and an extremely high vanadium content (9%). Thanks to these elements, S90V offers excellent wear resistance and edge retention. The high proportion of chromium ensures very good corrosion resistance. It is one of the few highest quality steels for the production of knives today. Its only disadvantage is very difficult sharpening.

Steel composition: 2,3% carbon, 14% chromium, 9% vanadium, 1% molybdenum, 0,5% manganese, 0,5% silicon, 0,4% tungsten, 0,04% phosphorus, 0,03% sulfur.

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