M390 M390 – Made up of Carbon: 1.90%, Tungsten: .60%, Vanadium: 4.00%, Chromium: 20.00%, Molybdenum: 1.00%, Manganese: .30%, Silicon: .70%
This is martensitic Chromium steel from Bohler-Uddenholm. There may be trace amounts of Phosphorus and Sulfur, but those levels are unknown. With extremely high corrosion and wear resistance, this is relatively new steel to the realm of kitchen knives. This steel will most likely become known for its edge retention abilities.