A Kershaw stainless steel pocket knife is the perfect tool to have on hand. Ranging from high-quality knives to pass onto the next generation to cheap knives for the dirtiest jobs, Kershaw has a knife for everything.
Properties of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is the most commonly used knife steel, particularly for folding knives. As technology has improved there have been new steels produced that are very hard, known as powdered metallurgy. Kershaw uses a variety of steels, depending on the traits the knife is designed to display, and powdered steel technology is sometimes seen.
Stainless steels tend to be very rust and corrosion resistant, wear resistant, and tough. Toughness means that the steel can withstand impacts without chipping or breaking. These steels don’t usually retain an edge as well as carbon steel, but the powdered steel technology is changing that by creating a more evenly mixed alloy.
Even if stainless steel doesn’t hold an edge very well, it’s much easier to sharpen. Stainless steel is shiny and aesthetically pleasing while also being more resistant to heat and cold than carbon steel.
Why Choose a Stainless Steel Pocket Knife
Stainless steel’s toughness means it has the flexibility necessary to be made as a small, folding knife. Carbon steel is too brittle and must be made as a thick, fixed blade to be effective. Stainless steel pocket knives can be used for a variety of tasks, including around water, without having to worry about rust so long as basic precautions are taken.
While the steel won’t hold an edge as well as carbon, stainless steel is easier to sharpen, even in the field, so if you’re in a survival situation, a rough rock can do the job.
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