Excellent mid-range performance Japanese stainless steel, makes for a great work knife. Compositionally comparable to Chinese 8Cr13MoV. We've always felt AUS-8 performs much better than its elemental composition would suggest. Sometimes abreviated as 8A.
Carbon (C) 0.70-0.75%, Chromium (Cr) 13.00-14.50%, Manganese (Mn) 0.50%, Nickel (Ni) 0.49%, Phosphorus (P) 0.04%, Silicon (Si) 1.00%, Sulphur (S) 0.03%, Vanadium (V) 0.10-0.26. Typical Rockwell of 57-59 Rc.