Titanium is for handles. Steel is for blades. And for this knife, we chose arguably the best steel in the world: CPM MagnaCut. A steel produced by Crucible and hot rolled and distributed by Niagara Specialty Metals.
I only say “arguably” because knife steel nerds could straight up argue about blade steels for days… But MagnaCut is the next breakthrough in blade steel technology in the history of blade steel.
CPM MagnaCut is the perfect balance of all properties one looks for in a steel; high toughness, high wear resistance, and high corrosion resistance.
Many knife steels settle for a trade-off, like more toughness at the expense of wear resistance, but Dr. Larrin Thomas, professional metallurgist and writer of knifesteelnerds.com, employed some clever tricks to make MagnaCut score high marks in all categories.
It has the toughness of CPM-4V (a hard-use steel found on high-end fixed blades) with the stainlessness of CPM-20CV (a tried-and-true premium knife steel used primarily in folders). Thanks to its high wear resistance, it boasts excellent edge retention. As I type this, many brands are switching over to MagnaCut, as it is quite possibly the best all-around blade steel in the world at this moment.