While style in a blade is important, what really makes a knife is the steel used for it. Fixed blade knives with N690 steel are growing in popularity, courtesy of the materials they’re made from. With admirable levels of hardness, corrosion resistance, and durability, these knives are perfect for outdoor activities, and any tasks you can give them.
Everybody knows somebody with a fixed blade knife or two, and he or she can always list a few things they wish they could improve. Hardness, edge retention, corrosion resistance, everything is a trade-off. N690 steel seems to be the material that can make all the difference.
What is N690?
N690 is particularly unique amongst steels because of the addition of cobalt. Cobalt can not only improve the strength and hardness of the steel, but it also increases the properties of the other metals in the alloy.
The other materials are the standard for stainless steel, with chromium, manganese, vanadium, molybdenum, and silicon. The truly uncommon addition, the one that creates the stellar properties of this steel, is cobalt. The steel has a very fine grain, which makes it even better at retaining an edge longer.
Who Could Use This?
Hunters, fishers, campers, Search and Rescue, survivalists, and preppers can all make great use of fixed blade knives with N690 steel. A blade that can go twice as far before it needs to be sharpened is of huge benefit to anyone who needs a durable knife.
Because the cobalt enhances the other properties of the metals in the alloy, the corrosion resistance of these blades is increased. Factors like humidity, salt, and moisture can be easily worked around, with the steel showing amazing adaptive capabilities.
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