What is 400 series stainless? . . . If so, does anyone know which specific types are used by Cold Steel, Smith & Wesson, and Gerber?
What is 400 series stainless? I have been doing some reading and it sounds like it could be any stainless steel that starts with the number 4. True? If so, does anyone know which specific types are used by Cold Steel, Smith & Wesson, and Gerber?
To me, "400 series stainless" is a generic term for "steel so junky the manufacturer won't even admit what exact steel they're using."
I believe 3Guardsmen hit the nail
440C and/or AUS10 = The king daddy-o before its crown was taken away by 154CM and ATS-34 (and all the other modern steels). Still widely used and revered as a great blade steel for edge holding, stainless, and hair whittling sharp