Learn Steel Terminology, from Alloy to Wear Resistance!
Metallurgy is the essence of your knife’s performance. From simple iron and carbon, to heat treatment and edge retention, learn about the world of steel and how it relates to your knife. Our steel terminology glossary is sourced from many reputable references and our own 42 years in business.
- If you cannot find a term, want to contribute further information, or ask a question, please contact Country Knives.
- For more knife information, please see the Steel Production and Properties.
- For a cutlery steel chart that allows you to filter by Stainless, Non-Stainless, and Alternate Alloy, check out our Knife Steel Composition Chart.