We produce laminated metal sheets (roll -bonding different types of metal).
Takefu Special Steel takes pride in being one of the original steel makers in Japan, to widely supply original steel products for knives (from household use to industrial machinery), industrial blade steels, and craft material.
One metal is joined with another metallic material, either partially or fully clad. This is different from metal plating and gluing.
The metal cladding process gives the final product property of which each component metal is able to achieve and through this synergy attain combined properties which the individual steels cannot.
This is called "composite property.
The steels made by this process are as difficult to bend and break as a Japanese KATANA (sword) because the hard steel core is covered by soft metal.Easy processing
Clad steel is easy to process, to forge and grind (edging and polishing).Corrosion resistant cutting edge
Using the correct material combination there is improved corrosion resistance on the cutting (corrosion potential difference).Improved wear resistance and edge retention
The blade steel component is worked to fine structure by the forging press, in order to improve the wear resistance and edge retention.Material saving
There is material cost saving by only using the high-quality blade steel on where it is needed.Easy to straighten
The steel is difficult to split and crack, yet easy to straighten after steel is bonded with soft metal.Drilling holes and welding after heat
It is possible to drill holes in the steel and weld it after it has been quenched hardening.Improve design
The clad steel has the appearance of a multi-layer or waved "HAMON" pattern visible in the area where the cutting edge joins the different multi layered steel.