8Cr13MoV steel is a popular budget brand of knife steel, which is made in China. In its composition this steel is close to the Japanese steel of AUS-8 grade. 8Cr13MoV steel at its low cost demonstrates very worthy characteristics of cutting. At suitable heat treatment of steel the products made of 8Cr13MoV steel retain for a long time the sharpness of the cutting edge and have a very good corrosion resistance. The range of steel hardness is 56-59HRC.

Knives made of 8Cr13MoV steel keep sharpening well and at the same time they are easy to sharpen, and have highly aggressive cuts on soft materials. Many popular manufacturers often use this steel in their products.

8Cr13MoV steel features

Steel is well balanced with regard to strength, cutting and anti-corrosion properties. Many features made the 8Cr13MoV steel suitable for production of non-expensive tourist and urban knives with good average performance. So You can be sure that when You buy a Skif knife made of this steel grade, You get a reliable product at a low price.

8Cr13MoV steel characteristics:

Chemical element

% (depending on the manufacturer)

carbon 0,8
chrome 13
manganese -
vanadium 0.2
molybdenum 0.2
nickel -
silicon 1
sir 0.03
phosphorus 0.03
selenium -

Knives with 8Cr13MoV steel

The TM Skif in its range of products presents the knives with 8Cr13MoV steel too. It is exactly this brand of steel is used in the popular Aggressor and Killer Whale model. These models are well proven in the market and have proven reliability and strength of 8Cr13MoV steel. But do not forget that the quality of a knife depends not only on the steel used, but on heat treatment technology and on the shape of a blade.