VG10 Stainless/Nickel Damascus DPS San Mai - 31 layer (.16" x 47" x 2")

Product Description for VG10 Stainless/Nickel Damascus DPS San Mai - 31 layer (.16" x 47" x 2")

Maker: Takefu Special Steel (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $600.10
Item num: 99518
Total length: 47.20 in.
Item weight: 50.40 oz.
Size: .16" x 47" x 2"
Description: This 4mm thick bar of laminated Takefu steel is cut to 47 inches long and is 2 inches wide.
This bar is pre-laminated VG10 DPS 15 Layer Clad Stainless Steel. This means that a central layer of VG10 premium stainless steel is surrounded by alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel, for a total of 31 layers. The nickel acts as a barrier to stop carbon migration when combined with layers of stainless steel, it creates a particularly dramatic and bold pattern. The linear layers can either be ground to shape or the bar can be forged, allowing for nearly endless patterns - from chevrons, to ladder, pool & eye and more.
The VG10 core is made from pure iron material, resulting in ductility, workability and forgeability. VG10 is free from impure substances and achieves good abrasion resistance. The addition of 15% of Cr provides corrosion resistance while 1% of Mo and 1.5% of Co makes a stronger matrix (substrate) and prevents carbides from dropping out of solution. By adding V, the structure becomes finer. Added Cr, Mo, and V form many hard carbides, so abrasion resistance improves -- giving knives long-term edge holding for clean cutting. VG10 is very machinable and easy to grind.
VG10 also has a quadratic effect in high-temperature tempering that it is ideal for use in cutting tools which are given surface-coating at up to about 450°C.

VG-10 Specs
C CR Mo V Co
1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0.2% 1.5%

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