VG10W is made by adding tungsten (W) to VG10 to further enhance the excellent properties of VG10.
W precipitates and disperses hard, fine carbides, which contribute to improved wear resistance and ease of sharpening. Also, the addition of W further improves the hardenability of the material. It is therefore easy to obtain superior hardness by quenching, which does not degrade even after high temperature tempering.
Compared to VG10, VG10W has 20% higher durability/strength and 25% higher cutting performance, while maintaining the same corrosion resistance.
This high-specification steel is at the forefront of the next generation of the cutlery industry and can be used not only for high-grade kitchen knives, but also for knives that can perform better in tough environments, and for machine knives which showcase its high wear resistance.
※The chemical composition values listed on this website are representative data for the standard values of each steel grade.