Blade Steel for the Custom Knife.

I primarily use 440C stainless steel for my knife blade steel. 440C stainless steel, has proven time and time again to be a quality grade of material for knife blades. It has been around a long time and proves to be just as good as it has claimed to be for knife blades all of these years. 440C stainless steel posses a high resistance to abrasion, corrosion and wear, making it ideal for knife blades. When finished to a mirror polish it has a beautiful blue tint. The mirror finish is the hardest finish to accomplish but I believe it is worth the effort. There are many steels to choose from but 440C is my favorite to work with and it is my go to for most of my knives. When taken care of properly, it will last for generations.