Elmax Stainless Steel for Knife Blades
Uddeholm Elmax Stainless Steel
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"