D2 is a high carbon - high chromium air hardening tool steel, heat treatable to 60-62 Rc. D2 offers excellent wear and abrasion resistance, due to large volumes of carbides in the microstructure.
People also ask, what is d2 steel used for?
D2 steel is an air hardening, high-carbon, high-chromium tool steel. It has high wear and abrasion resistant properties. It is heat treatable and will offer a hardness in the range 55-62 HRC, and is machinable in the annealed condition.
Is d2 steel easy to sharpen?
D2 steel is an air-hardened tool steel that is considered “semi-stainless” because of its high chromium content (about 12%). It's easy to work and looks nice, but because it's air-hardened steel you can't differentially temper the blade like other High Carbon Steels. It can also be difficult to sharpen.
What is the best steel to use to make a knife?
AUS 8A is a high carbon, low chromium stainless steel that has proven, over time, to be a very good compromise between toughness, strength, edge holding and resistance to corrosion. Premium grade of stainless steel used by most custom knifemakers and upper echelon factory knives.