Our standard stainless steel blades are built from 154-CM. This quality American made steel is the perfect blend of strength, hardness, edge retention and ease of future sharpening. Extra efforts are made through the heat treating process; our custom heat treating process assures even hardness. The other blade materials that we use are CPM-D2 tool steel and S35VN stainless steel. Also, many of our high end custom knives use very high quality Damascus Steel.