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I just bought a Smith & Wesson Black Ops knife and its made with 4034 stainless. Never heard of it before but I noticed that alot of other knife companys (Boker Shrade and several others) are using this steel. Anyone know anything about this stuff?
 

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Its a European lower alloy composition stainless steel . It is similar to 420 stainless which in blade steel falls in the lower "quality" end. It isn't as good as 440, 154, skandvik,or s30v. It would be fine for a general use pocket knife it just can't claim higher end stainless prestige . Hope this helps.:D
 
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