what is talonite?

Feb 17, 2001
i'm reasonably new to this... i've always been interested in knives, but lately i've been trying to educate myself.

so what is talonite?

is it some kind of synthetic??? a composite material maybe?

any help would be appreciated.

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Steel is an alloy of iron with carbon, and sometimes other elements as well. Talonite, and the similar material Stellite, are alloys of cobalt. They do not corrode (rust) and they are non-magnetic, like titanium.

Talonite is difficult and expensive to work, and does not harden to the degree steel does. But the material can be made to cut very well and sharpen easily.
Remeber when this alloy was first introduced to this forum? With all the lawyer and copyright legalities on the name? Everyone thought it was a bogus thread and acted as such. Once it was confirmed as a "real deal" every stood up and took notice. Now boy 'o' boy has this stuff taken off!