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Carpenter CTS BD1 Alloy

Nominal Analysis
0.90 C, 0.60 Mn, 0.37 Si, 15.75 Cr, 0.30 Mo, 0.10 V

A vacuum-melted stainless steel containing certain metal additions that offer enhanced blade retention properties.  The alloy composition is finely balanced to offer performance with an ability to be processed into finished form easily. This alloy is now available in Strip product form.

This new alloy is in the Carpenter CTS™ family of alloys that offer superior edge retention and surface finish, an ability to be machined to a fine edge, and consistent heat-treatability from lot to lot.  Consider CTS alloys for many blade applications, including commercial food processing, paper processing, textile, packaging, recycling/refuse, kitchen knives, hand tools, scissors/shears, shaving razors, sport/hunting knives, ice skates, military/defense, law enforcement, salon blades and various surgical/medical applications.

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