This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.
Bought this 13 piece Rosewood kitchen knife set for the wife and she just loves them. I have been around knifes all my life and these are outstanding. Have purchased several other Buck knifes since then.