This is the word on the new mystery steels from Cold Steel. I find it interesting how they ranked VG-1 higher than VG-10. VG-10 is top notch steel to have done with serrations. It stays sharp and outperforms just about every mass produced mid priced steel on the market. Fallkniven used VG-10 on most of their knives. I will have to try some of their VG-1 and see for myself: "VG-1 has been tested to be 10% better than AUS 8A. It holds an edge better with extreme sharpness and strength. VG-1 is not short for VG-10. VG-1 was tested against different grades of steel including Shiro 2, V-SP-2, 10A, 440C, VG-10 ATS 34. VG-1 showed the greatest performance increase in the most critical areas. 4116 Krupp Stainless is fined grained, stainless steel made by ThyssenKrupp in Germany is used for hygienic applications and food processing.The balance of carbon and chromium content give it a high degree of corrosion resistance and impressive physical characteristics of strength and edge holding. Retention in actual cutting tests exceed blades made of the 420 and 440 series of stainless steels." And this is what CS said about the New PeaceKeepers: "I believe it will be Taiwan but haven't received written confirmation of this." I was more than a bit disappointed to hear they will be made in Taiwan. It's what I expected, the lack of a high polished blade finish was the main clue.