Most folks prefer to carry a knife on them, but fixed blades are either frowned upon or illegal in certain areas. The solution to this is a stainless steel pocket knife, which folds neatly away into your pocket until it’s needed.
What Is Stainless Steel
There are two types of steel that are used to make knives, carbon steel and stainless. Stainless steel is an alloy that has small amounts of carbon, and larger amounts of chromium, which gives it a shiny appearance, as well as corrosion resistance.
Most stainless steels also contain molybdenum, manganese, and vanadium. In rare instances, cobalt is added. A well-known example of this type of steel is N690. Each stainless steel is a blend of strengths and weaknesses, and the buyer must take these into consideration before making their choice.
Edge retention, rust and corrosion resistance, toughness, strength, and durability can vary from steel to steel. Some steels are difficult to sharpen but don’t require it very often, such as M390. Others require sharpening a little more often but are easier to put an edge on, like AUS-8. It all depends on what you want, and what you’re willing to spend.
Benefits of a Stainless Steel Folding Knife
Stainless steel is more flexible than a carbon blade, and so is more suited as a folding knife. Its rust and corrosion resistance is ideal for a knife that has small, moving parts, as this gives the knife a longer life.
As a folding knife, you can easily fit it in your pocket, with no need for a sheath, and with an assisted open, this blade is almost as fast to deploy as a fixed. Pocket knives can be carried almost everywhere with you go and so are always ready to hand if you need it.
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