CPM S45-VN: Premium powdered metallurgy steel known for balanced performance in edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Ideal for high-performance blades. Available in various forms at NJ Steel Baron, preferred by knife makers for superior quality.


CPM S45-VN is a premium powdered metallurgy steel renowned for its exceptional balance of edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. Crafted with precision by Crucible Industries using their innovative CPM technology, this steel is engineered to meet the demands of high-performance applications.

The “CPM” in CPM S45-VN stands for Crucible Particle Metallurgy, a state-of-the-art manufacturing process that involves atomizing molten steel into fine particles. These particles are then compacted under high pressure and sintered at high temperatures, resulting in a steel with superior purity, consistency, and mechanical properties.

S45-VN is characterized by its high carbon content, which contributes to its excellent edge retention and wear resistance. Additionally, the addition of vanadium enhances the steel’s toughness, making it capable of withstanding high impact and heavy use without chipping or fracturing.

One of the standout features of CPM S45-VN is its corrosion resistance, which is further improved by the inclusion of chromium in its composition. This makes it suitable for use in harsh environments where exposure to moisture and corrosive substances is common.

CPM S45-VN is a popular choice among knife makers and enthusiasts for crafting high-performance blades that excel in demanding cutting tasks. Its versatility and reliability make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including hunting, camping, and everyday carry.

At New Jersey Steel Baron, we’re proud to offer CPM S45-VN steel in various forms, including bar stock and sheets, to meet the diverse needs of our customers. With its exceptional performance and reliability, CPM S45-VN is the steel of choice for those who demand nothing but the best.


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