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GIN-1/G2 Stainless Steel for Knife Blades

Gingami-1/G2 Stainless Steel

Manufacturer: Hitachi

Gin-1 (Gingami-1) or G-2 steel is a mid-range steel used extensively by Spyderco in the early and mid-90`s in just about all their knives at the time. The steel is fairly fine-grained and makes an excellent EDC steel that is easy to sharpen and takes a fine edge.

The knife is also commonly used on Japanese made kitchen knives, along with others from the family such as Gin-3 and Gin-5 steels.

Composition

C Co Cr Mn Mo Ni P Si S W V
0.9 - 15.5 0.6 0.3 - 0.02 0.37 0.03 - -
Values are shown in percentages.