9Cr18MoV has good rust resistance. It is a high-quality stainless steel used in the high-end kitchen knives market. Its strength and sharpness are better than ATS-34, and its chromium content is as high as 16-18%. The hardness can reach 58-60 HRC after heat treatment. However, the hardness level differs with manufacturers depending on the heat treatment.
9Cr18MoV Steel Composition: Chromium (Cr) 18.50%, Carbon (C) 0.95%, Molybdenum (Mo) 1.30%, Vanadium (V) 0.12%, Manganese (Mn) 0.80%, Silicon (Si) 0.80%, Phosphorus (P) 0.04%, Nickel (Ni) 0.60%, Sulfur (S) 0.03%.
9Cr18MoV steel knife gives you good value for the good balance it strikes between quality and pricing.