HS knives are made of German X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of 55 – 57.
The blades are sharpened with a 20 degree bevel angle.
What does this mean for you?
German X50CrMoV15 high carbon stainless steel is the same type of steel used by Wusthof, one of the most well-known and highly respected cutlery companies in the world.
Let’s break it down:
• X – stainless steel
• 50 – 0.5% Carbon content which contributes to the hardness of the blade. This make the blade stronger, and stays sharper, longer.
• Cr- Chromium for stain resistance
• Mo – Molybdenum for hardness and anti-corrosion
• V – Vanadium also for durability and hardness
• 15 – 15% Chromium