Cangshan use high alloy German Steel, high carbon Japanese Steel and the amazing high alloy Swedish Sandvik® 12C27 and 14C28N Steels.
German X50CrMov15 Steel gives an exceptional blend of hardness and durability to the edge, allowing for a precise and sharp edge without any brittleness. The steel has a hardness of 58 ±2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating and is also highly stain resistant.
Cangshan's proprietary X-7 Steel is a harder steel then German steel which means it can take a signiﬁcantly sharper edge. A unique, Damascus pattern is formed in the metal from folding 67 layers of steels together. X-7 Steel has a hardness rating of 61 ±2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating.
Swedish Sandvik® Steels in our opinion are the perfect mix of incredible hardness and durability. These steels take a phenomenally sharp edge and keep it up to 5 times longer than competing knives currently in the marketplace. That means a knife that stays sharper, longer. These steels have a hardness rating of 60 ±2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating.
Swedish DAMASTEEL® RWL34 Powder Steel is an amazing steel that is able to captialize on the high alloy blend of metals perfectly melted together to create a remarkably hard, strong and pure steel with a 62 ±2 on the Rockwell Hardness Rating.