VG1 is a highly refined stainless steel used in kitchen knives using high-quality raw materials with minimal impurities. The stainless blade steel has fine carbide structure, high toughness, exceptional hot forging, easy heat treatment, and excellent corrosion resistance. It contains 1.0% carbon (C), hard primary and secondary carbides coexist in the matrix, contributing to wear resistance. It also contains 14% chromium (Cr), which is maximally effective in improving corrosion resistance and strength. Molybdenum (Mo), together with chromium (Cr), forms hard complex carbides, which greatly contribute to improved wear resistance and corrosion resistance.
VG1 has achieved the four major requirements for knives: (1) high hardness, (2) high toughness, (3) high wear resistance, and (4) high corrosion resistance, making it suitable for a wide range of uses, including knives, hair cutting shears, and industrial machine blades for food processing. Ideal HRC is 61≦