We, at Simply Tool Steel, are pleased to offer these premier tool steel and stainless steel knives to you. We have made shopping simple, by categorizing the knives and tools based on the grade of blade steel used. We have chosen to offer to you only the highest quality knives and tools to ensure that these products will provide you with many years of durable dependable service.
D-2 is a high-carbon high-chromium tool steel, commonly used as an upgrade from A-2 when more wear resistance is needed. D-2's toughness is fair and its wear resistance is very good due to the high-chromium content. This high-chromium content also imparts some corrosion resistance in D-2.
Typically D-2 is used in the hardness range of RC 56-62. The toughness of D-2 is generally 25-35% less than that of A-2. D-2 will be more difficult to fabricate and sharpen than A-2. D-2 possesses good edge-holding ability and can be polished to a very bright finish. For this reason, many show-class quality knives are made from D-2.
Each steel grade category listed below contains many models of available knives and tools. To begin shopping, select your desired grade of tool steel from the right-hand column and be assured that you are offered the best products available.