VG10 steel is a designation used for a very particular type of stainless steel often used in knife and scissors blades. The G stands for ?gold?, which refers to the ?gold standard? that this level of stainless steel is considered to have met. This steel is produced in Japan, and it is the Japanese cutlery market that has traditionally made the most use of this particular type of steel in its blades. However, it isn?t just cutlery that has put VG10 stainless steel to good use over the years since the designation was officially created. Because of how well VG10 holds an edge and its ability to withstand rust, VG10 has became the most popular steel for professional chefs hairdressers. VG10 also has an amazing ability to have designs created into the blade during temperament.
VG 10 stainless steel is also a high carbon steel, even though carbon only makes up a relatively small amount of the total material of the blade. VG 10 stainless steel is a mixture that contains roughly 1% carbon, 1% molybednum, 15% chromium, .2% vanadium and 1.5% cobalt. All of these relatively small amounts of other metals give the VG 10 steel its unusual properties, such as its ability to hold an edge, and the sheer durability of the steel in question. It is one reason why the VG 10 label has been so highly prized among so many people.
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