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What's the Fuss with MagnaCut

What's the Fuss with MagnaCut

Posted by Knifeworks HQ on 1st Aug 2023

MagnaCut steel was developed with a deep understanding and appreciation for both steel and knives. This specialized steel is meticulously crafted to meet the unique demands of knife-making, striking the perfect balance between toughness and wear resistance. No other stainless steel quite embodies this exceptional combination of qualities, making MagnaCut an unparalleled choice for professional cutlery.

Utilizing a powder metallurgy (PM) process, this steel is meticulously crafted to meet the rigorous demands of high-end cutlery applications. MagnaCut steel stands out due to its exceptional edge retention, remarkable toughness, and impressive resistance to corrosion. Its unparalleled attributes make it the perfect choice for even the most challenging cutting tasks.

A distinguishing characteristic of this steel is its exceptional fine-grained microstructure, which is attained through Carpenter's exclusive PM process. The outcome is a steel that possesses superb uniformity and is devoid of inclusions and other impurities that have the potential to undermine the material's strength or compromise its functionality.

The exceptional toughness outcomes demonstrate that this steel exhibits remarkable resistance against chipping and breakage. This attribute makes it particularly well-suited for larger blades in the realm of knifemaking. Additionally, it enables fine cutting knives to have thinner edges, resulting in enhanced cutting efficacy while minimizing the likelihood of chipping.

When hardened to its maximum level of approximately 65 Rc, it demonstrates comparable toughness to leading powdered metallurgy stainless steels at lower hardness levels of only 60-61 Rc. This includes popular steels such as S35VN and Vanax. In addition, MagnaCut exhibits significantly superior toughness when compared to steels like M390 and S30V at their typical hardness levels.

So if you are looking for a tough, wear resistant, knife blade with wonderful edge retention, MagnaCut is the steel for you~