Sheffcut – our new British Made Niobium added carbon steel. Over the past few years there has been a few innovations in knife cutlery and steels and we wanted to add to that. We took what we thought is already a great steel – 26C3 and made it in our opinion, better! Something that we thought can be improved over 26C3 is the addition of Niobium to the alloy. It is to promote carbide formation for increased wear resistance. It still though retains a lot of the properties that made 26C3 so good – such as high hardness, fine grain structure and the ability to produce some great hamons!
What is it like to work with?
SheffCut is no more difficult to work with than 26C3. It’s not particularly heavy on abrasive use, polishes very well and forges nicely too. It is also easy to keep sharp!
What sort of tasks is it suited for?
SheffCut is great for fine slicing tasks such as kitchen knives and razors.
Why is it called SheffCut?
We decided to call it SheffCut as it is manufactured from start to finish in Sheffield – the historic home of not only the UK Cutlery Industry but also the UK Steel Industry. It something that we are incredibly proud of being a British company and happy to put our name to!
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Heat to 800 – 820C Hold for 10 minutes
Water or Oil Quench (Suggested oil is Rye 50)
Temper for two hours at 150C for 65HRc
Temper for two hours at 175C for 64HRc
Supplied in 600mm Lengths
The UK made high carbon steel it one of the finest blade steels and comes Hot Rolled, Pickled and Annealed. It will arrive ready and able to be forged and ground into a blade.
Supplied by Ground Flat Stock
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