D-2 is an air-hardened tool steel used in many industrial applications from slitters to dies.

Designed for hard use and corrosion resistance, D-2 has been used in the knife making community since it was first introduced. D-2 can take a beating and come back for more for years on end.

The high chromium and unique carbide structure lend itself to robust edges that take a tooth burr that just keeps cutting when other steels will have blunted ages ago.

When combined with a solid heat treat schedule and well-planned construction, a good knife made from D-2 in the right hands is almost literally bombproof.

If you are interested in D-2 but want a little oomph, check out our CPM D-2 as well; even though it has a higher price, it is well worth it for the bonuses you get from the powder metal processing.

Listed below are our current LIVE and the most recently CLOSED material lot certifications per thickness:

Find our Suggested D-2 Heat Treat Here.

  • D-2 .070 (1/16”)

    Previous: N/A


  • D-2 .094 (3/32”)

    Previous: N40249

    Current: N70257

  • D-2 .125 (1/8”)

    Previous: N80791

    Current: N80782

  • D-2 .156 (5/32”)

    Previous: N/A

    Current: N80791

  • D-2 .187 (3/16”)

    Previous: N/A

    Current: N70257

  • D-2 .250 (1/4”)

    Previous: N/A

    Current: 29749

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