420HC Stainless Steel Data Sheet

420HC Stainless steel is a grade that is commonly used in the commercial knife making industry. 420HC can be sharpened to a very fine cutting edge and a mirror finish. It is becuase of these reasons that 420HC became such a popular grade. 420HC has fair toughness and good corrosion resistance and can be hardened to RC 56-59.

Chemical Composition

Carbon .45%
Manganese .80%
Chromium 13.00%
Silicon ..80%
Nickel <.50%
Typical Applications
Cutlery
Custom Knives
Scissors
Surgical Tools


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