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V Gold 10 (VG10)

When users choose cutting steels which are suitable for various kinds of knives, their demands for the performance of cutting steels becomes diverse, but the indispensable prerequisites of good steel has never changed. V Gold 10, a high quality cutting stainless steel, is made from highly-selected pure iron material and is worked by best technology, thus VG10 has ductility and shows workability and forgeability. Besides VG10 is free from corrosion caused by impure substances and achieves good abrasion resistance. Our V Steel Series boast these excellent features.

V Gold10 is a highly alloyed stainless cutlery steel, originally developed by Takefu Special Steels over 60 years ago to make the most of quality raw materials and the alloying effects of various element to make an all-round, high performance blade steel. The addition of 15% of Cr, 1% of Mo and 1,5% of Co makes the matrix (substrate) stronger and prevents carbides from dropping out. By adding V, the structure becomes finer. Combined Cr, Mo, and V form a lot of hard carbides, so abrasion resistance improves which gives knives long-term clean cutting, VG10 is rather machinable and easy to grind.
VG10 also has a quadratic effect in high-temperature tempering which makes it ideal to use in cutting tools which are given surface-coating at up to about 450°C.

C Cr Mo V Co Hardness
VG10 0.95-1.05 14.50-15.50 0.80-1.20 0.25-0.35 1.30-1.80 HRC60≦
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