Stainless steel (VG10) is the premier grade of V gold steel series.Born in yuexin area of Japan, it is known as the best quality steel in Japan and even the world. But now it is perfectly replaced by innovative Chinese technology that can produce high cost-effective steel of the same quality as Japan's.

SKU: VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel Category:
  1. General Details

    When it comes to high-performance knives, the choice of steel is crucial. VG10 ATS314 stainless steel stands out as a top-tier option, renowned for its exceptional properties that make it ideal for crafting superior blades.

    VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel

    VG stands for Virgin Steel, which is Originated in Japan. But China’s innovative technology is a perfect replacement.
    VG10 is high carbon stainless steel, hardness is higher than ordinary stainless steel, Easy to process and excellent cutting performance, toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance, which is easy to sharpen razor-sharp.This steel is often used in the production of high-quality kitchen knives, outdoor knives, and professional cutting tools.


    Similar Grade

    Execution standard ZEICIN Grade GB AISI JIS DIN
    GB 10Cr15Comov 10Cr15Comov  VG10 ATS-314

    Main chemical composition %

    C Cr Mn Si Mo V
    ≤0.35 0.80~1.20 0.25~0.
    Co S P Ni Nb W
    ~ 1.80
    ≤0.03 <0.5

    Product details

    # Name Specification
    1 Steel grade VG10  ATS-314
    2 Size T:2.0mm above; W:250mm below(according to order)
    3 Tolerance according to order
    4 Technique Special smelting process: EAF+LF+VD+RS ESR process.  to Innovating Chinese quality.

    Thickness: 2.0-3.0mm Cold Rolled/ Thickness:3.0mm above Hot Rolled

    5 Surface Annealing
    6 Application Chef knife/ Kitchen knife/forged knife/Army knife/outdoor knife/Scissors/Haircut scissors/pet scissors/razors etc.

    Microstructure comparison

    VG10 microstructure

    Why Choose VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel?

    • Superior Edge Retention::VG10 ATS314 stainless steel is renowned for its exceptional hardness and sharpness. It can maintain a sharp edge for a long time, reducing the need for frequent sharpening. This is especially important for chefs and outdoor enthusiasts as sharp knives can significantly improve work efficiency and cutting performance.
    • Excellent Corrosion Resistance::VG10 ATS314 stainless steel contains a high chromium content, which gives it excellent rust and stain resistance. Whether in a humid kitchen environment or harsh outdoor conditions, this steel maintains good condition, resisting rust and corrosion effectively.
    • Outstanding Durability::This stainless steel combines high hardness with a degree of toughness, ensuring that the blade is less prone to chipping and can withstand heavy use. This means knives made from VG10 ATS314 are not only sharp but also highly durable, suitable for various high-intensity usage scenarios.
    • Easy Maintenance::VG10 ATS314 stainless steel knives are easy to clean and maintain. Due to their excellent corrosion resistance and smooth surface, the knives can remain in optimal condition with minimal effort. This is a significant advantage for professionals who use knives frequently.
    • Versatile Applications:VG10 ATS314 stainless steel is suitable for various types of knives, including kitchen knives, outdoor knives, and professional tools. Whether cutting food, handling outdoor tasks, or performing precise operations, this steel provides reliable performance and an excellent user experience.

    Comparison of VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel with Common Steels

    Choosing the right knife material is crucial for achieving optimal performance. Below is a detailed comparison of VG10 ATS314 stainless steel with several common knife steels:

    VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel vs. 440C Stainless Steel
    • Edge Retention:VG10 ATS314 stainless steel excels in edge retention compared to 440C stainless steel. VG10 ATS314 has higher hardness, allowing it to stay sharp for a longer period.
    • Corrosion Resistance:While 440C stainless steel has good corrosion resistance, VG10 ATS314 provides better rust and stain resistance due to its higher chromium and vanadium content.
    • Durability:VG10 ATS314 combines hardness with toughness, ensuring the blade is less prone to chipping and can withstand heavy use. 440C stainless steel is also sturdy but might be slightly less resilient under intense use.2.
    VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel vs. S30V Stainless Steel
    • Edge Retention:S30V stainless steel and VG10 ATS314 are very close in edge retention. Both are known for their excellent long-lasting sharpness.
    • Corrosion Resistance:Both steels exhibit excellent corrosion resistance. However, VG10 ATS314 might perform slightly better in humid environments.
    • Durability:S30V has higher toughness, making it less likely to chip under extreme conditions. VG10 ATS314 offers better hardness and cutting performance.
    VG10 ATS314 Stainless Steel vs. High Carbon Steel (e.g., 1095 Steel)
    • Edge Retention:High carbon steels like 1095 exhibit excellent edge retention but require frequent maintenance to stay sharp. VG10 ATS314 can maintain sharpness for a longer time with less maintenance.
    • Corrosion Resistance:The main drawback of 1095 steel is its poor corrosion resistance, making it prone to rust. VG10 ATS314 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance, virtually eliminating rust concerns.
    • Durability:High carbon steels are generally more brittle, making them prone to chipping or breaking. In contrast, VG10 ATS314 combines hardness and toughness, offering better overall durability.

    VG10 ATS314 stainless steel surpasses many common knife steels like 440C, S30V, and high carbon steel in key performance metrics. It excels in edge retention, corrosion resistance, and durability, and is easy to maintain, making it suitable for various applications. Whether you are a professional chef, an outdoor enthusiast, or someone in need of high-performance knives, VG10 ATS314 is a premium choice.

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