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Stainless Steel Applications

Yaoyi stainless steel integrates all austenitic stainless steel grades for stainless steel applications. We have established reliable business relationships with many industries around the world, and provide the most suitable stainless steel solutions for various industries.

Whether you need 200 series stainless steel or 300 series stainless steel, no matter what thickness you want, Yaoyi can always provide the products for different stainless steel types and applications with the best price. We can also provide you with a free warehouse to facilitate your inventory.

Yaoyi has many advantages whether it is produced by itself or purchased from other manufacturers. You will get the cheapest stainless steel price and the fastest email response speed.

ASTM A240 Material: Applications and Classifications

1.Rich Production Experience

Yaoyi is a stainless steel manufacture with 25 years of production experience. We have sufficient experience to provide you with the best products for various usages.

2.Wide Range of Applications

Yaoyi’s products have lots of stainless steel applications, and are widely used in hardware, electronics, energy, medical, communications, and other fields. No matter what industry you are in, there are the most suitable stainless steel solutions for you.

3.Industry Alliance

Yaoyi is a close partner with many stainless steel production factories, we cooperated for years, and work together to provide with the best price and best quality to our clients.

4.Mordern Techniques

If your industry is special and operating conditions are bad, Yaoyi has a strong product research and development team that can provide you with customized stainless steel services for your stainless steel applications.

Stainless Steel Applications of Six Industry

Due to our knowledge of the following areas, We have a huge warehouse and accumulated a large amount of

stainless steel raw materials and finished products inventory. When you need stainless steel products, 

we can provide you with efficient services on many products to satisfy Your delivery time. 

We can also accept LOW MOQ to improve your cash flow.


We supply stainless steel raw materials for many major petroleum projects around the world

Meet the hardness and tensile strength you need, and cut into the required width according to your need.

Stainless steel foil meets the special requirements of the medical industry. And can accept low MOQ.

Stainless steel strip and stainless steel plates for fixing devices and elastic devices.

Provide high elongation stainless steel in the production of pots and cups.

Provide high-quality stainless steel foil for precision industries such as electronic components.

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Guides of Stainless Steel Applications

What are the applications of steel?
Are hose clamps stainless steel?
Why is stainless steel a good material for so many different applications?
What gauge stainless steel for backsplash?
Why is stainless steel good for cooking?
What is the best stainless steel for machining?
What is the best stainless steel for knife making?
Which steel is best for railing?



What are the applications of steel?

 304 stainless steel has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, good hot workability, and non-magnetic characteristics. 

304 stainless steel application: 

tableware, cabinets, indoor pipelines, water heaters, boilers, bathtubs, auto parts, medical appliances, building materials, chemicals, food industry, agriculture, and ship parts.


304L stainless steel belongs to low-carbon 304 stainless steel. 304L stainless steel has good hot workability, excellent corrosion resistance and heat resistance; excellent low-temperature strength and mechanical properties; good resistance to nitric acid, and durable medium temperature and concentration of sulfuric acid. 

304L stainless steel application: 

liquid gas storage tanks and is used in outdoor equipment and wastewater treatment devices in the chemical, coal, and petroleum industries that require high grain boundary corrosion resistance.


316 stainless steel has better corrosion resistance than 304 stainless steel, especially in chloride media that tend to cause pitting corrosion. 316 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance and high strength at high temperatures and can be used under harsh conditions, with good work hardening and non-magnetic. 

316 stainless steel application: 

seawater equipment, chemistry, dyes, papermaking, fertilizer production equipment, food industry, CD rods, bolts, and nuts.


316L stainless steel refuses to use excellent corrosion resistance and high-temperature strength; SUS316L has a lower carbon content than SUS316, so it has better intergranular corrosion resistance than SUS316; 

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316L stainless steel application: 

seawater equipment, chemistry, oxalic acid, photography, food industry, Coastal facilities, etc.


303 stainless steel and 303Se stainless steel are free-cutting stainless steels containing sulfur and selenium, respectively, used for products that mainly require free-cutting and high surface gloss. 303Se stainless steel has good heat workability and is used to make parts that require hot upsetting.

301 stainless steel exhibits obvious work hardening during deformation and is used in various occasions requiring higher strength. The tensile strength and hardness of 301 stainless steel are increased during cold working, and it is non-magnetic, but it is magnetic after cold working. 

301 stainless steel application: 

trains, aircraft, conveyor belts, vehicles, bolts, nuts, springs, screens, etc.


410 stainless steel has high strength and good workability, but its corrosion resistance is not strong. 

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410 stainless steel application:  

blades, mechanical parts, petroleum refining devices, bolts, nuts, pump rods, etc.409 stainless steel application:  automobile exhaust pipes, heat exchangers, containers, etc.410 stainless steel has the characteristics of good wear resistance and poor corrosion resistance. 410 stainless steel has excellent resistance to welding deformation and high-temperature oxidation. 410 stainless steel application:  mechanical structural parts, engine exhaust pipes, boiler combustion chambers, and burners.


The main characteristics of 430 stainless steel are good formability, but poor temperature resistance and corrosion resistance. 

430 stainless steel application:  

car accessories, heat-resistant appliances, burners, home appliances, etc.


440 stainless steel can obtain a higher yield strength after heat treatment, and its hardness can reach 58HRC, which is among the hardest stainless steels. 440 stainless steel is mainly used to produce razor blades. 


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Why is stainless steel a good material for so many different applications?

Stainless steel not only has good corrosion resistance but also has many characteristics such as good appearance.

1.  Stainless steel material has good welding performance;

2. Stainless steel has strong plasticity when processed at room temperature;

3. The surface finish of stainless steel material is good, and there are a variety of surfaces to choose from;

4. Stainless steel materials have good corrosion resistance and are more durable than other steel types. They can be used in high temperature and high-pressure environments to prevent lower temperature intergranular corrosion;

5. Stainless steel materials are resistant to high-temperature oxidation and perform better than other products in case of fire;

6. Stainless steel material has low maintenance cost and is not easy to damage;

7. The strength of stainless steel material is high, and it can be used in the processing industry;

8. The thermal expansion and heat preservation performance of stainless steel is excellent. The heat transfer of stainless steel is better than other metals with higher thermal conductivity. It can be used as a material for insulation cups. 

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Are hose clamps stainless steel?

A large part of the raw material of the hose clamp is stainless steel. Many hose clamp factories use 201 stainless steel, 301 stainless steel, and 316 stainless steel.

Stainless steel hose is an important part of modern industry. Stainless steel hoses are used for wire, cable, wire, and cable protection pipes for automatic instrument signals and civilian shower hoses, with specifications ranging from 3mm to 150mm. Small-caliber stainless steel hoses (inner diameter 3mm-25mm) are mainly used for the protection of sensing lines of precision optical scales and industrial sensor lines.


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What gauge stainless steel for backsplash?

Stainless steel splash plate has strong practical performance, usually 201 stainless steel or 304 stainless steel is used. 

In order not to leave traces or scales after cleaning, the splash-proof board factory usually chooses stainless steel with a brushed surface and a matte surface. The overall appearance is simple and generous.

Usually, the stainless steel material used for the stainless steel splash plate is 304 stainless steel, and the surface: hairline finish (brushed stainless steel).


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Why is stainless steel good for cooking?

At present, there are many stainless steel tableware on the market. These stainless steels, the higher the nickel and chromium content, the safer the stainless steel. Heavy metal ions are harmful to health, but these heavy metals exist in the atomic state in stainless steel. The higher the content, the denser the stainless steel passivation layer, and the less likely it to be corroded and dissolved. In principle, the various alloying elements in stainless steel are solid-dissolved in the iron matrix, and at most precipitate out of the grain boundary in the form of a certain microscopic compound. It is impossible to run outside in a macroscopic amount that can poison the human body.

If it is 304 or 316 stainless steel that meets the requirements, then this stainless steel cutlery is safe. Compared with the traditional bamboo and wood tableware, the biggest advantage of stainless steel is that it does not mold and is resistant to high temperatures. However, because of its good thermal conductivity, it can sometimes be hot, so the porcelain that can be used is porcelain. Now, in addition to porcelain bowls, porcelain spoons, and porcelain There are also chopsticks. My home is porcelain chopsticks, which are very easy to use. They are healthier than bamboo and wood chopsticks and have better heat resistance.


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What stainless steel is used for springs?

304 stainless steel

The spring made of 304 stainless steel is currently the most widely used stainless steel spring. 304 is a kind of chrome-nickel stainless steel, divided into three types: mirror, bright, and matt. According to the name, we can see that the mirror surface is the brightest, just like a mirror. This is especially suitable for medical device springs and handicraft springs. Because mirror stainless steel is not easy to stick to the grease and easy to clean.

Compared with mirror stainless steel springs, stainless steel with a smooth surface is slightly worse. If it is used as a medical device spring, it needs to be polished after the spring is formed. Finally, a large amount of matt stainless steel was used. Due to its low price, this stainless steel has the same mechanical properties and anti-rust properties as the first two. Therefore, it is widely used in various springs that require rust prevention. The recommended operating temperature is -40°~120° (not recommended to exceed 120°, otherwise the mechanical properties will be reduced) .

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302 stainless steel

In some countries, the use of 302 stainless steel springs is larger than that of 304 stainless steel springs. In terms of mechanical properties, the effect of 302 stainless steel is stronger than that of 304 stainless steel spring, but its anti-rust ability is slightly lower than that of 304 stainless steel. Because of the different element content. But in general, there is not much difference. In many cases, if the spring accuracy required by 302 and 304 is not particularly high, other types can be used. The recommended operating temperature is -40°~120°. 301 stainless steel The elasticity and fatigue of 301 stainless steel springs are much higher than 302 stainless steel spring and 304 stainless steel spring. 

301 stainless steel

301 stainless steel springs are very suitable for use when conventional stainless steel springs cannot meet the force requirements. The recommended operating temperature is -40°~120°. 316 stainless steel 316 stainless steel springs are more suitable for use in seawater than other types of stainless steel springs and have better corrosion resistance than other grades of stainless steel. It also has low magnetic properties. The recommended operating temperature is -40°~120°. 


631 stainless steel

631 stainless steel spring is a kind of semi-austenitic precipitation hardening stainless steel, which is widely used in mechanical and medical fields. It has strong corrosion resistance and toughness and has high fatigue resistance. Especially for high-temperature resistance, the 631 spring is different from other stainless steels and can be used between -40 and 380°. In many cases, it is used as heat-resistant spring steel.


What is the use of stainless steel in construction?

What is the best stainless steel for machining?

303 stainless steel is currently the stainless steel with the best processing performance (except for some special steel types). 303 is added with sulfur or selenium based on 304.

The addition of sulfur or selenium improves the machinability. Its composition contains at least 17% chromium, 8% nickel and 0.15% sulfur or selenium. The addition of sulfur will slightly reduce the corrosion resistance, but increase the workability, which is why it is used in fasteners, bushings, bearings and other smaller parts. Mainly used for products with high requirements for easy cutting and surface finish. 

303 stainless steel–chemical composition













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What is the best stainless steel for knife making?

When choosing a high-quality knife, you should pay special attention to the steel used for the blade. In the knife industry, the added elements in different types of steel are different, and the rolling and heat treatment methods for making blades are also different. For details of these elements, please refer to our knife steel composition chart. 

In the end, the various steels used in these knives are mainly graded according to the following 3 key attributes.

1. Hardness 

Hardness refers to the ability to resist deformation when subjected to external pressure. The hardness of a tool usually refers to strength, and HRC (Rockwell hardness) is generally used to evaluate it. 

2. Corrosion resistance 

Corrosion resistance refers to the ability to resist corrosion, such as rust caused by factors such as moisture, moisture, and salt. Please note that a high degree of corrosion resistance does come at the cost of reducing the sharpness of the blade. 


3. Sharpness retention 

Sharpness retention represents how long a knife can maintain its sharpness when used for a period of time. This is an aspect that people care about now, but unfortunately, there is no clear standard for the evaluation of sharpness retention, and most of the data is subjective. In my opinion, sharpness retention is a combination of wear resistance and the ability of the blade to resist deformation. 

Unfortunately, the best knife-making steel is not just a simple matter of maximizing each of the above characteristics…that is just one aspect. The best is to achieve a balance of strength, hardness, and toughness. There are some blades that are extremely hard, but if they are used to pierce a hard surface, they will break or break. On the contrary, a knife is very tough and can bend but its edges are not hard enough. Also, note that people are often misled by the name “stainless steel”. In fact, various types of steel will fade a bit when exposed to the air for a long time. How do you plan to use the knives, and decide which steel knives are the best according to your situation?


Ordinary tool steel type

The most common types of steel include the following: 

1. Tool steel

hard steel is the first choice for cutting tools. The popular steels in this group mainly include D2, O1, and CPM series, plus more advanced super-cut steels like M4.

2. Carbon steel

Generally speaking, it is made rough and used in places where toughness and durability are particularly required. Commonly used in life-saving knives and machete. It has sharp edges and is relatively easy to polish. The price is that it has low chromium content and is prone to corrosion. The most popular carbon steel is 1095. 

3. Stainless steel

Basic carbon steel adds chromium to make it resistant to corrosion, adding other elements to improve its performance, but at the cost of reducing toughness. The most popular types today include 400, 154CN, AUS, VG, MOV, Sandvik, and Crucible SxxV series. Note that the chromium content in real stainless steel is at least 13%.

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Now the most popular knife steel

The following are the most commonly used knife steels today. Yes, technically speaking, there are better steels (CPM-125V, CPM-10V, K294, etc.) but these are very rare in the market. Don’t indulge in grading. This is not a precise science. It’s just my method of classifying steels by performance based on certain factors. 


Ⅰ Super advanced
1. CPM S90V

Crucible’s CPM S90V steel has the greatest wear resistance and sharpness retention. You might think that its carbon content is very high, but the secret here is a large amount of vanadium, which is about three times that of Elmax or S30V. Yes, it is ridiculously expensive and requires a lot of patience to polish, but there is really no other steel that can exceed the wear resistance of CPM S90V. The most popular CPM S90V blade is Benchmade (butterfly knife) 940-1, which has superior performance. There is also a newly emerging competitiveness that is about to sweep the market, that is S110V.

2. M390 

M390 is a kind of super steel currently on the market, produced by Bohler-Uddeholm. (It was formed by the merger of Bohler of Australia and Uddeholm of Sweden).Unlike ZDP-189, most carbides are formed of vanadium and molybdenum, leaving a single free chromium element for corrosion resistance. Benchmade (butterfly knife) 581 Barrage is an outstanding example of M390’s best performance. 

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3. ZDP-189 

ZDP-189, manufactured by Hitachi, is another new type of super steel that contains a large amount of carbon and chromium, making it incredibly hard. The hardness of ZDP-189 is about 64HRC, but some tool manufacturers can make the hardness reach 66HRC. Of course, with this super hardness, excellent sharpness retention can be achieved, but at the cost of increasing the difficulty of polishing. The chromium content is about 20%. Do you think it can be protected from corrosion? Not really. A large amount of carbon in ZDP-189 actually forms a pair with chromium to form carbides, so free chromium cannot be used to resist corrosion. Therefore, although it is harder and more wear-resistant than S30V, it is also more prone to corrosion. Dragonfly 2 from Spyderco (Spider brand) is a good example. 

4. Elmax 

The European company Uddeholm produces Elmax, a chromium-vanadium-molybdenum high-content alloy powdered steel with strong wear resistance and corrosion resistance. Elmax is stainless steel, but in some ways, it behaves like carbon steel. It has excellent edge tolerance and is relatively easy to polish, and has good rust resistance. Is this the most comprehensive tool steel? maybe. It is great to see that now Bohler-Uddeholm has posed a threat to Crucible. ZT Rexford 0801 is an example of an excellent Elmax blade. 

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5. CPM 20CV 

CPM 20CV is a replica of Bohler’s popular M390. Craftsmen imitating CTS-204P are also affected. As tool steel for powder metallurgy, it combines superior wear resistance and sharpness retention, plus its high chromium content and strong corrosion resistance. It is still quite fresh in the market, but manufacturers like Benchmade (Butterfly) have used CPM-20V to make new knife models like their 556-1 Griptilian. In fact, Benchmade (Butterfly) claims that their M390 is slightly Tougher, but 20CV sharpness retention is better.


Ⅱ High-quality

American CTS-XHP is also a relatively new type of steel, which also has good sharpness retention, with a hardness of about 61HRC. This is another creation of powder metallurgy. Carpenter’s technicians have refined excellent powder particles to achieve the best performance. The sharpness retention is slightly better than that of the S30V, but it requires a little more effort in the polishing process. It is generally believed that CTS-XHP is more resistant to corrosion than D2 steel with superior sharpness retention. And unlike D2 steel, it is not easy to polish and easy to break. Most of Cold Steel’s folding knives have been replaced with this kind of steel. It must be said that Cold Steel is a pioneer in the large-scale adoption of new steel and new materials in the tool industry. 

2. CPM M4 

Tool steel with higher performance, good toughness, can be said to be better than any other carbon steel. Like all CPM steels, CPM M4 uses Crucible’s patented technology, the Crucible particle metallurgical process (abbreviated as CPM). Compared with the traditional process, the product produced by this technology has a very uniform, stable, and grindable shape. CPM M4 adds a large amount of molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten, and of course a large amount of carbon, which greatly balances wear resistance and toughness. The hardness is about 62-64HRC, but it should be noted that M4 is carbon steel with relatively low chromium content, not stainless steel. So although this is one of the best steels shipped for cutting, it must be carefully maintained. It may rust after a period of time. Some manufacturers use surface coatings to prevent rust, but it is not a long-term solution. Is it easy to polish? …Uh, no.

Stainless Steel Applications

3. CPM S35VN 

In 2009, Crucible and Chris Reeve produced a steel model S35VN that was slightly better than their high-quality steel S30V. It uses a finer particle structure and adds a small amount of niobium, which makes the excellent S3OV easier to cut, and improves the toughness, and is easy to polish. However, in real life, you can hardly find the difference between the two. Many people think that this is the limit of ‘mainstream’ knife steel. It is difficult for you to buy steel that is superior in sharpness retention, toughness, and rust resistance at this price. 

4. CPM S30V 

Manufactured by Crucible of the United States, CPM 30V steel has extraordinary sharpness retention and corrosion resistance. It is designed in the United States and is specially used to manufacture high-end pocket knives and expensive knives and forks. The addition of vanadium carbide greatly increases the hardness of the alloy matrix. You get what you pay for. Basically, it is considered to be one of the best knife-making steels, and its sharpness retention, hardness, and toughness have reached the best balance. Note that S30V also has an excellent sibling S35VN, they are similar in shape, but due to the addition of niobium, S35VN is undoubtedly easier to build. But S30V is still quite common today and still one of our favorites.


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Ⅲ High-end models
1, 154CM 

Relatively high hardness, it is generally considered to be an upgraded version of 440C after adding molybdenum. Compared with 440C, it has superior sharpness retention. Although the chromium content is slightly lower, it still retains excellent corrosion resistance. It has the appropriate toughness to meet the needs of most uses. As long as the tools are used properly, it is not difficult to polish. You will find that many pocket knives produced by manufacturers like Benchmade (butterfly) use 154CM steel. CPM154 is different from other alloys produced by the same Crucible particle metallurgical process. The CPM process optimizes carbide particles, resulting in slightly better steel with superior sharpness retention… But can every user tell them It is not necessarily different? 


It is generally believed that this kind of steel produced in Japan is equivalent to 154CM steel produced in the United States. In fact, it is very similar to 154CM in properties and characteristics. Generally speaking, as a representative of high-quality steel, it is very popular among tool manufacturers. ATS-34 has superior sharpness retention, but in fact, its rust resistance is slightly inferior to lower grade 440C steel. 


D2 steel is a kind of tool steel, which is often regarded as ‘semi-stainless steel’ because its chromium content is insufficient compared to the complete stainless steel which requires 13% chromium content. However, its corrosion resistance is still good. On the other hand, D2 steel is much harder than other types of steel in this group, such as 154CM and ATS-34, and the edges will be better maintained. That is to say, it is not as tough as many other sheets of steel, and it is much harder to polish. In fact, if you want to have a sharp D2 steel knife, you really have to become an excellent sharpener. 

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VG-10 steel is very similar to 154CM and ATS-34. It contains more chromium, which improves corrosion resistance. It also contains vanadium to make it more flexible than the two. It originated from Japan, and it didn’t take long to produce it. Almost all Damascus kitchen knives handmade by Japanese swordsmiths use this steel, including those Damascus kitchen knives made by the Japanese for German Zwilling. Therefore, high-end kitchen knives made in Japan are much more cost-effective than Zwilling. Now VG-10 is slowly introduced into the US market by the tool company Spyderco (Spider). It is really hard, needs special grinding, and is a bit fragile. 


H1 steel is produced by Myodo Metals in Japan. It has the best corrosion resistance and basically does not rust. It is a typical representative of stainless steel. Of course, its price is quite high, but the sharpness retention is average. Therefore, it is very suitable for making diving equipment. Very expensive materials. 


N680 steel has a nitrogen content of 0.02% and a chromium content of 17%, so it is quite corrosion-resistant. For example, if your blade is often exposed to saltwater, then this steel is suitable for you. This is also fine-crystalline steel, so the edges are very sharp. It can be regarded as a slightly cheaper alternative to H1, with proper sharpness retention, but not as strong as 154CM retention.

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Ⅳ The high-end
1. 440C 

Once, people thought that the knife steel 440C made in the United States was good steel with comprehensive advantages, but now it pales in comparison with many newly emerging sheets of steel on the market. This is a kind of stainless steel, which is used in many mass-produced pocket knives. It is a reliable, affordable, and high-quality choice. It is quite tough, wear-resistant, and corrosion-resistant. 440C blades are relatively easy to sharpen. In this group, it has the highest carbon and chromium content.

2. AUS-8 

AUS-8 steel is produced in Japan. It is very similar to 440B steel. Compared with 440C, it has better rust and corrosion resistance, but its hardness is slightly worse. The toughness is similar, but the sharpness retention is not as good as some expensive steels with higher carbon content. Remember, the greater the carbon content, the greater the steel hardness and sharpness retention. Very easy to polish and keep sharp.  

When choosing a high-quality knife, you should pay special attention to the steel used for the blade. In the knife industry, the added elements in different types of steel are different, and the rolling and heat treatment methods for making blades are also different.

Stainless Steel Applications

3. CTS-BD1

Manufactured in accordance with the requirements of Cold Steel (Cold Steel Company), CTS-BD1 is stainless steel produced in the United States that is smelted under vacuum conditions. Based on Carpenter, it is often compared with AUS-8 and 8Cr13MoV due to its superior edge Endurance, many people will put it before the two. Because the chromium content is slightly higher, its corrosion resistance is stronger. As a kind of fine crystal, steel with low carbon content, it is relatively easy to maintain the edge shape, but the retention time will not be as long as high carbon steel such as VG-10. 

4. 8Cr13MoV 

The MoV series steel produced in China is comparable to AUS-8, but the carbon content is slightly higher and the price is cheap. Manufacturers like Spyderco (spider) will apply this steel to their cheap folding knives. 

5. 14C28N 

14C28N stainless steel is produced by the Swedish company Sandvik, which is an upgraded version of their 13C26. In fact, Kershaw (tool brand) asked Sandvik to optimize 13C26 steel to make it more corrosion resistant, so 14C28N was produced. In the laboratory, you will find that 14C28N increases the nitrogen content and reduces the carbon content. However, the real secret is that the addition of nitrogen improves corrosion resistance. In general, shocking heavy grade steel should be able to make a very sharp knife. Chances are that you bought a knife with the best steel material for less than $30.

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Ⅴ Low to mid-range
1. 440A 

Very similar to 420HC but with more carbon content, which improves wear resistance and sharpness retention, but weakens corrosion resistance. 

2. 420HC 

It is generally regarded as the king of 420 series steel. 420HC is similar to 420 steel, increasing the carbon content and improving the hardness of the steel. Although it is listed in the middle and low grades, some manufacturers with strong capabilities can still use heat treatment technology to maximize the value of this cheap steel and optimize its sharpness retention and corrosion resistance. In fact, although it is inexpensive, it is one of the most corrosion-resistant steels. 

3. 13C26 

This is a replica of the AEB-L steel made by Sandvik, originally used for razors. Compared with 440A, the carbon content is higher and the chromium content is reduced. Therefore, the hardness and wear resistance is increased, but at the expense of corrosion resistance. In practical applications, their performance is very close and it is difficult to distinguish. Sandvik later produced 14C28N, which was slightly better than 13C26. 

4. 1095 

This is the most popular 10-series standard carbon steel with weak corrosion resistance and average sharpness retention. So why do you still want 1095 steel? The answer is here, 1095 steel is ductile steel, not easy to break, easy to polish, extremely sharp edges, and low production cost. Therefore, it is very suitable for manufacturing larger heavy-duty blades and survival knives, rather than misusing ordinary daily carry knives. Many manufacturers add scabbards to 1095 knives to prevent rust, but the easiest way is to coat the surface with oil. 


Ⅵ Low-end models
1, 420&420J 

420 steel is lower-end steel in the quality ranking, but it is also sufficient for general purposes. Its carbon content is relatively low, so it is suitable for softer blades. Compared with high-end steel, the edges tend to become dull. The blade made of 420 steel will not be blunt for a long time. That is to say, it has high flexibility and strong corrosion-resistance, but it generally has no resistance to wear and tear. It is conceivable that knives made of this steel are generally inexpensive and mass-produced. 

2. AUS-6 

Produced in Japan, equivalent to 420 series steel. Mild steel with low quality and relatively low carbon content, but has very good corrosion resistance.


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Which steel is best for railing?

Stainless steel guardrails are commonly used 201 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, 201 stainless steel is recommended for indoor use, and 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel is recommended for outdoor and coastal areas. 

To save costs, many factories generally do not exceed 3mm in thickness. The stainless steel guardrail they produce is not thick enough, and it is prone to dents.

If you want high-quality stainless steel guardrails, please choose stainless steel guardrails with a thickness of more than 3mm. Choose a stainless steel grade according to your environment. 


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As you have seen, stainless steel is widely used in various industries. 

We have many types of Austenitic stainless steel, and different stainless steels are suitable for different industries. You can make this process easier by looking for good stainless steel suppliers.

Yaoyi is a stainless steel manufacturer that has always been worthy of your trust. We can help you solve related problems about austenitic stainless steel. Let’s get a touch to resolve your stainless steel need. Give us a chance and we will give you a surprise.

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