416 stainless steel flat bar for damascus blade
It is annealed with a clean surface.
Dimensions 6.3mm x 19mm x 300mm
12-14% Chromium (Cr). Added for increased wear resistance, hardness, tensile strength, and (most importantly) for corrosion resistance. Cr forms large, complex carbides. A steel with at least 13% chromium is typically deemed "stainless".
1,50% Manganese (Mn). An important element, Manganese improves grain structure and contributes to hardenability, strength, and wear resistance. Improves the steel, deoxidizes and degasifies during the steel's manufacturing (hot working and rolling).
1% Silicon (Si). Contributes to strength. Like Manganese, deoxidizes and degasifies to remove Oxygen from molten metal.
0,60% Molybdenum (Mo). A carbide former, prevents brittleness, and maintains the steel's strength at high temperatures. Improves machinability and resistance to corrosion. Present in many steels, and air-hardening steels (e.g. A2, ATS-34) always have 1% or more Molybdenum.
0,15-0,35% Sulfur (S). Typically not desirable in cutlery steel, sulfur increases machinability, but decreases toughness.
0,04% Phosphorus (P). Present in small amounts in most steels, phosphorus is essentially a contaminant, which reduces toughness. In very small amounts improves strength, machinability, and hardness.