What is 14c28n steel?
If you are a user of a knife, or a knife-maker, you’re probably…
…hearing about Sandvik Steels, one of the steels is the 14c28n…
…and I’ve tried to buy a folding knife for the entry-budget.
So I decided to do a Steel Review of 14c28n.
If you’re looking to find out more about the Steel 14c28n…
…I’ve only done some researchers reading this newsletter and answered…
…common questions, like What’s it? What is the composition of its chemical?
How tough is it? How difficult is it? Is it right or is it wrong?
So let us dive in! and other questions!
Sandvik is made of stainless steel, mainly made of knives and high in chronic…
…for high corrosion resistance by the Swedish company Sandvik.
Quick History: 14c28 is actually a 13C26 upgrade “Kershaw asked Sandvik to…
…improve its corrosion resistance to 13C26 steel, resulting in 14C28N.”
Is 14c28n Steel Good for Knives?
The answer is YES in general; it’s a good steel for your knife…
…but if you talk of a knife, 14c28n would be a great pick thanks to its high…
retention and corrosion, it would be great for a normal EDC knife.
But if you are looking for tough steel for outdoor camping, hunting or hiking…
…14c28no would be good for an EDC knife with normal application.
14c28n Steel Equivalent
Their chemical composition is pretty much the same, they are great for the…
…retention of edges and resilience to corrosion, they have decent toughness…
…and are very famous in kitchen knives. Their chemical composition is very similar.
Our 14c28 offers hardness and corrosion resistance that is at the cost of…
…toughness, so we can say it has an appropriate toughness.
All low-mid input steels are even focused on offering good touginess…
…hardness or corrosion resistance and hardness.
Even being hard steel is easy to sharpen.
14c28n Wear Resistance
Good wear resistance due to carbon and Manganese.
14c28n steel hardness (Rockwell Hardness)
The hardness of 14c28n steel is 55-62HRC.
If you wish to know more about “Rockwell Hardness” Or “HRC”…
…you can read this blog post where I made a clear definition of it.
14c28n Steel Composition
- 0,62% of Carbon: It improves hardness and wear/corrosion resistance, but a high amount of it decreases strength.
- 14% of Chromium: For tensile strength and Edge retention, and enhances corrosion resistance and wear resistance.
- 0,11% Nitrogen: Improves strength and edge retention.
- 0,6% of Manganese: Increases hardness and brittleness.
- 0,2% Silicon: Improves Strength.
- 0,025% of Phosphorus: Increases strength.
- 0,01% of Sulfur: Increases machinability.
As you can see, the chemical composition of the 14c28 has a high level of…
…Chromium (14%), which makes the steel stainless.
Here’s the materials…
14c28n Steel Properties
Re-edging and edge retention are easily maintained with Sandvik 14c28n.
It is better than decent to resist to microwave, roll or fold the edge.
A recommendation for 55-62 HRC hardness makes it an excellent knife steel…
…for several blade applications, including folder knives or pocket knives.
14c28n Edge Retention
Riding of the rim (also called force) is the ability of your blade…
…to maintain its acuity during use. No matter if you cut ropes…
…twigs or even carton boxes, you’ll never favor a dull cloth.
When comparing prize-costly stains to less expensive ones you can find…
…the increased and improved performance during cutting tests.
It’s really striking.
This particular steel contains, as we noted from the composition table, a high…
…percentage of chromium and carbon, which increases its hardness.
Because of the high hardness and maximum durability of this steel…
…grade up to 62HRC, you can be sure that that steel has its edge.
we have a story about the experience of 14c28n steel problem.
Let us hear the story below…
A chef really needs good equipment to support his work.
This happened to me too.
I had difficulty on several occasions…
…to find the most suitable type.
Finally I tried to find information,
I read about 14c28n steel which I think is quite suitable,…
…I finally bought the item.
And amazing! Now my job is much easier with the tools I bought.
That’s very helpful!
14C28N steel, designed to have the edge properties of 13C26 but with increased corrosion resistance by adding nitrogen and chromium.”Sandvik. Designer at Kershaw Knives
14c28n Corrosion Resistance
Are you often a wet, salty and wet environment?
Are you often using your knife to eat and obtain acid foods such…
…as tomatoes, citrus fruits or anything?
Certain steel types are very resistant to rust and corrosion and can…
…be left without consequences uncleaned and salty.
In wet and wet weather, if not treated, carbon steels usually pit and rust quite fast.
For a stainless steel the maximum amount of chromium is 10 percent.
In Sandvik 14C28N, the chromium content in the chemical composition…
…reaches new heights of 14 percent, making it 100 percent stainless.
This provides you with excellent resistance to rust and corrosion and makes these…
…specific steel blades the ideal choice, even under wet and humid conditions!
The information You Need to Know…
FAVORITE KNIFE USING 14C28N STEEL
Kershaw Hen & Rooster KS1670OLTS Blur Liner Lock A/O Tiger St Hunting Knives
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|Kershaw Select Fire (1920); Multifunction Pocketknife with 3.4-Inch 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade, Black Glass-Filled Nylon Handle, 1/4-Inch Hex Drive, 2 Flathead Bits and 2 Crosshead Bits; 5 oz.||Prime||Buy Now|
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|Kershaw Oso Sweet (1830) Folding Pocketknife with Satin-Finished 3.1-Inch 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade, Glass-Filled Nylon Handle, SpeedSafe Assisted Open, Liner Lock, Reversible Pocketclip; 3.2 OZ. , Black||Prime||Buy Now|
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|Zero Tolerance 0350TS; Folding Pocket Knife; 3.25 in. S30V Stainless Steel Blade with Tiger-Stripe Tungsten DLC Coating, G-10 Handle, SpeedSafe Assisted Opening and Quad-Mount Pocketclip; 6.2 OZ.||Prime||Buy Now|
A Black Tiger Stripe finish with a single edge and a green O.D. handle…
…with Trac-Tek inserts are included in Kershaw Blur for high…
…gripping power under every circumstance.
Black pocket reversible tip-up or down pocket clip.
Among knife enthusiasts, Kershaw Blur is a favorite.
The Blur has the construction and performance of a large…
…common knife with friendly characteristics every day.
The blur designed by Ken Onion is a supporting opening knife that gives the…
…blade a push with the ambidextrous thumb bolt and the Speed Safe…
…technology completes the blade opening!
Slide the liner lock to loose the blade for closing.
Here’s the data…
Sandvik 14C28N vs. Other Steels
14C28N Steel vs. S30V
|Ease of sharpening||6/10||5/10|
The S30V steel offers greater resistance to corrosion, ease of sharpening…
…and edge retention from this table. In contrast, the 14C28N is stronger.
14C28N vs. AUS 8
|Ease of sharpening||6/10||8/10|
The 14C28N offers an improved band retention and toughening from this table…
…whereas it offers better sharpening facility with the AUS-8.
They are both equally corrosion resistant.
14C28N vs. 440C
|Ease of sharpening||6/10||6/10|
It can be concluded from this table that the 14C28N is better tightened but has…
…a 440C resistance to corrosion, edge retention and ease of sharpening.
14C28N vs. D2
|Ease of sharpening||6/10||3/10|
It is fair to draw from this table that steel D2 provides better retention of the rim.
In terms of strength and corrosion resistance, 14C28N provides improved ease…
…of sharpening, with both steels being equal.
14C28N vs. VG-10
|Ease of sharpening||6/10||6/10|
It is fair to conclude that steel VG-10 offers improved resistance to corrosion and…
…edge retention, while 14C28N offers improved strength from this table.
In terms of ease of sharpening, both steels rank equally.
There was also a “Brass Rod test” on this steel and there’s a lot of flexibility…
…there was no indication of edge deformation or chipping.
The point was tested with several stains and then with stainless…
…steel sheeting of 0.5mm density. The dot has been repeatedly stabbed.
Even if the point was a little blunt, it didn’t roll or chip.
The durability of the steel became evident when it was thrown over a period…
…of 10 minutes into seasoned wood planking…
…after the 0,5mm thick metal sheeting was marked.
Finally, for close to 4 days, a sequence of saltwater, this knife manufactured…
…with 14c28n steel was placed without apparent corrosion.
This steel is very receptive to reinforcement and use.
It is strong but flexible and performs in several applications admirably.
14c28n is great steel for knives, I personally appreciate it because it is…
…low-end stainless steel that offers high corrosion resistance…
…edge retention and high toughness, it’s a great deal compared with its cost…
…particularly if you are chef or enjoy “chef knife” in your kitchen 14c28n…
…brings you a great cutting experience.
Sandvik 14c28n steel is a great knife-making material.
If you plan to buy a Sandvik 14c28n steel knife, do it!
This higher steel I can’t recommend.
Check out our machet guide if you liked this article.
For machetes, 14c28n should not be used, but everyone knows…
…that machetes are cool.