I asked Gerber about the blade steel in the Mini Swagger, a new framelock with a street price of about $20. The catalogue describes the blade only as "stainless steel." I got this response: "Thank you for contacting Gerber Blades. The Mini Swagger is comprised of 7Cr17MoV (Chinese version of the 440C) Stainless Steel with a black Titanium Nitride PVD Coating. It is most comparable to 440C Stainless Steel." I have some inexpensive Chinese blades, including Spydercos, Sanrenmus and Kershaws, but I am unfamiliar with this particular steel. Does anyone have any experience with it? Thanks.