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gnetwerker wrote:Can anyone comment on the rust-resistance of this particular chromoly alloy?
Chromoly has about 1% chromium; 8Cr14MoV has 14% chromium, putting it solidly in the stainless category.
It's not H1 or anything, but it's ok; roughly on par with 440C or AUS8. My Cara Cara (8Cr13MoV, should be slightly less rust-resistant) has no rust at all after a few years, and I'm not particularly kind to my knives, but they don't see salt water.
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