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Cold Steel AUS 8A Stainless Steel Blade Construction
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What is Cold Steel AUS 8A Stainless Steel Blade Construction?
The words "stainless steel" are misleading , because , in fact, all steel will stain or show discoloration if left in adverse conditions for a sufficient time. Steel is made "stainless" by adding Chromium and reducing its Carbon content during the smelting process. There is a serious performance trade off with stainless steel. As the Chromium increases and the Carbon decreases , the steel becomes more "stainless". But , the steel also becomes more and more difficult to sharpen and the edge holding potential is seriously impaired. This is usually why most stainless steel knives are rarely razor sharp and quickly lose what little edge they have. In contrast , Cold Steel uses AUS 8A Stainless Steel , a high carbon , low chromium steel that has proven itself to be the ultimate compromise between toughness and strength , edge holding and resistance to corrosion.
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