Elmax Stainless Steel for Knife Blades

Uddeholm Elmax Stainless Steel

Manufacturer: Uddeholm

Uddeholm Elmax is a high chromiumvanadium-molybdenum-alloyed steel with the following characteristics:

  • High wear resistance
  • High compressive strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Very good dimensional stability

High wear resistance is normally connected to low corrosion resistance and vice versa. In Uddeholm Elmax it has however been able to achieve this unique combination of properties by a powder-metallurgy-based production.

Uddeholm Elmax offers a possibility to make long-life, low maintenance moulds for the best overall moulding economy.

Uddeholm Elmax was used in Kershaw's knife Speedform, which was awarded "Blade Magazine 2009 American-Made Knife Of The Year"

Uddeholm Elmax Data Sheet PDF


C Co Cr Mn Mo Ni P Si S W V
1.7 - 18 0.3 1 - - 0.8 - - 3
Values are shown in percentages.