Crucible makes some of the finest steels in the world. One of the best knife steels ever made in all of human history is their proprietary metal CPM-S30v. There are several big factors in making a blade that is combat ready; superior corrosion resistance, edge retention and durability. All of those factors can be found within the performance expectations of S30v steel. Plus, the steel’s overall positive manufacturing qualities make it a plus for knife companies to use.
Atlas Dynamic Defense chooses to use this steel in it’s knives. CPM-S30v is comparability affordable to the dedicated end user and pound for pound, it doesn’t break the bank. Yes, there are steels out there that are ‘superior’ in certain regards, but CPM-S30v strikes that balance between expectation and performance – perfectly.