Mule Team™ 31 CPM® S45VN™
When Crucible® Industries created CPM S35VN™ for the cutlery industry, they formulated it to provide increased toughness over CPM S30V while maintaining the same level of edge retention. CPM S45VN takes that development a step further, adding Niobium and Nitrogen in place of some Vanadium and Carbon to provide a more finely tuned balance of edge retention, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance.
The latest addition to Spyderco's remarkable Mule Team series, this CPM S45VN fixed-blade blank allows you to test, experience, and evaluate the properties of this steel for yourself. It's also the perfect basis for aspiring knifemakers to develop their handle and sheathmaking skills with a genuine Spyderco blade.