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What is CROMOVA-18 stainless steel and what makes it special?Updated 10 months ago

CROMOVA 18 is a special type of high-carbon stainless steel, produced only by Yoshikin in Japan and is proprietary to Global knives. 

The metal has a special mixture of Chromium (CRO), Molybdenum (MO) and Vanadium (VA). The exact combination is a trade secret, but the steel is hard enough so that the knives retain their sharpness for a long time, yet soft enough to sharpen with a whetstone. 

The high Chromium content gives the knives excellent resistance to rust and staining. The high Carbon content in the steel allows the knives to be made sharper than other types of steel, whilst still remaining flexible and durable.


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