D2 steel is an air hardening, high carbon, and high chromium tool steel possessing extremely high wear resisting properties. The high chromium content provides good corrosion resistance. Heat treated to a 60 Rockwell hardness the blades will retain their factory edge for extended periods of heavy use. When it does come time to re-sharpen, this high carbon tool steel is easier to sharpen than stainless steel and the edge will not crumble or roll.
D2 steel is primarily used by the best custom knife makers, and anyone whom has ever used a good D2 steel blade in the field, raves about the steels cutting ability, durability, and edge holding properties. We strongly believe D2 is the best steel you can use for a hardcore, working knife!