19C27 Steel 19C27 – Made up of Carbon: .95%, Chromium: 13.50%, Manganese: .70%, Phosphorus: .025%, Sulfur: .010%, Silicon: .40%
This steel is very popular amongst Japanese knife makers. It is a very pure alloy and is usually referred to as Swedish steel in the Japanese knife market. It has good edge retention and wear and corrosion resistance are high as well. It is very similar in make up to the 13C26 steel with increased amounts of Carbon and Chromium.