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What is 'VG-10'?

Also called V Gold 10. A stainless steel with high-carbon content which is very hard and very tough, with great edge retention. Typically has an HRC of 60-61. Originally made by Takefu Special Steel Company in Japan.

Contains 1% carbon, 15% chromium, 1% molybdenum, 0.2% vanadium, and 1.5% cobalt.

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