Elements in steel. Part Three: Alloy elements.

Elements in steel. Part Three: Alloy elements.

18-09-2018
Alloy components are added to the steel to change its properties, however, they are not used to deoxidize the steel, they are too expensive to do so. Chromium (Cr) is the basic and most important alloy element in tool steels and structural steels used for making knives. It is so, because it is...
Elements in steel. Part two: steel additives.

Elements in steel. Part two: steel additives.

03-08-2018
In steel  besides Carbon (C) (and of course Iron (F)!), polluters, we can also observe the occurrence of  alloy elements which improve the properties of the steel. These are the reasons why alloy steels are better than a pure alloy of iron with carbon. The first group consists of admixtures...
Elements in steel. Part One

Elements in steel. Part One

12-07-2018
Banally, pollution plays a very important role right after coal. WHY? Because if there is too much of it, even adding the entire Mendeleyev table will not make the steel suitable for making knives out of it. Polluters in steel are Sulphur (S), Phosphorus (P), Hydrogen (H), Oxygen (O), Nitrogen...
What is steel?

What is steel?

05-07-2018
The material which is most commonly used in the manufacture of knives is steel. Below I present  the first part of a brief description of steel. Steel is an alloy of iron (Fe) with carbon (C) and other elements. Carbon is the main alloy element in steel. Iron + Carbon. That could easily be...

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