AUS-8 steel is a Japanese stainless steel that is often used in the manufacture of knives and other cutting tools. This steel is one of the higher mid-range steels and offers a good compromise between durability, edge and price. Here are some key features of AUS-8 steel:

Stainless: Although not completely stainless, AUS-8 contains enough chromium to provide solid corrosion and rust resistance, which is beneficial for knives used in a variety of conditions.

Good machinability: AUS-8 steel is relatively easy to machine, allowing knife makers to achieve high performance and maintain an affordable price.

Edge: AUS-8 is known for being relatively easy to achieve a high edge with. It is suitable for general use, even for normal sharpening.

Good Wear Resistance: With proper tempering and heat treatment, AUS-8 can provide good wear resistance, which means that knife blades made from this steel can stay sharp for a longer period of time.

Price: this is a steel that provides solid performance at a relatively affordable price, making it a popular choice for users looking for a quality knife without the high costs associated with some higher grades of steel.

It is important to keep in mind that each material has its own benefits and limitations, and the choice of steel depends on the user's specific needs. AUS-8 steel is popular among those looking for good performance at an affordable price.


Japanese knife HIGONOKAMI Kanetsune TANZAKU-TOU
Japanese knife HIGONOKAMI Kanetsune TANZAKU-TOU
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Japanese knife HIGONOKAMI Kanetsune TANZAKU-TOU

KB-561 HIGONOKAMI Japanese closing knife Japanese special knife HIGONOKAMI & AUS-8 stainless steel & brass handle & blade length 75 mm

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