Sandvik Stainless steel (Swedish)
A stainless steel is in the European food hygiene standards because it contains a minimum of 13% chromium. A stainless steel is a mixture of carbon and chromium.
A stainless steel blade retains its shine, does not oxidize and does not give taste to the food. It is a steel with a greater hardness than the carbon blade : its sharpness lasts longer.
The first stainless steel blades (35 years ago) did not have an interesting cutting power (440 and earlier). This is no longer the case with Sandvik stainless steels. Our 14C28N stainless blades are hardened to 56-58 HRC (hardness index). It should be noted that for the same hardness, the presence of chromium in a steel makes it more resistant to abrasion.
The cutting edge of our stainless steel blades is therefore more resistant, but on the other hand more delicate to sharpen (it will require adapted equipment and a precise gesture).
We use 2 references of Sandvik stainless steel:
- 12C27Mod stainless steel, standard
- High quality 14C28N stainless steel with superior cutting edge and sharpening capabilities.
Blades are manufactured in our Blacksmith's workshop.