First of all, let’s start out with the bottom line deal – Who is CPM-S30V Steel best suited for?
CPM-S30V is best for those who want a tough knife that is also incredibly resistant to rust and takes a long time to dull.
Here is the breakdown of the S30V
This combination is what makes CPM-S30V what is considered a, “Premium Steel.” Most knives that use S30V tend to be a bit pricier due to their higher quality and the fact that S30V is much harder to work with due to its tough properties.
Examples of some, “Premium Knives” that use S30V are shown below
Biggest Benefits of CPM-S30V Steel
Probably the biggest benefit of having a knife made from s30v is the all around utility. The steel, in our opinion, gives the best of all worlds. It is resistant to rust, the steel is super tough and takes forever to dull, and it is flexible enough not to shatter easily. The original creator of CPM-S30V is Crucible.
How is CPM S30V So Tough?
The chemical makeup of CPM S30V is a martenistic stainless steelm Meaning that it has a chemistry that has been specially balanced to promote the formation of vanadium carbides, which are more effective and much harder than chromium carbides in giving the steel wear resistance.