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Yataghan

The most beautiful of all sabers, with it's forward curved blade it would have been as fine to use as to look at. Said to be Turkish in origin made with out guard and always with eared pommel.

Z60CDV14

A clean high carbon stainless from Sweden. Higher in Nickel and Molybdenum than AUS-8, with a little less Carbon. Chosen for a balance between ease of sharpening and edge retention.

Carbon 0.6 to 0.65%, Manganese 0.45%, Chromium 14%, Nickel 0.15%, Vanadium 0.15 to 0.2%, Molybdenum 0.55 to 0.6%

 

ZDP-189

One of the new powder metal steel of Japan. The only information I have shows 3.0 Carbon and 20.0 Chromium. Rockwell up to 65-67 Rc, great edgeholding and toughness. Brought to the market place by William Henry Knives.

 

Zirconia

Material of great hardness, (included in ceramic used in making ceramic blades) and used as grain on grinding belts for grinding knives.

 

Zytel®

A thermoplastic material used in molding handles for knives, generally containing 25 to 50% chopped fiberglas or kevlar" fiber or carbon fiber.