N680 steel, by BOHLER, contains about 0.20% nitrogen and over 17% chromium making it extremely corrosion resistant. If your blade will be in frequent contact with salt water for example then this is the steel for you. It’s also a fine grained steel that can take a very fine edge. Consider it a cheaper alternative to H1 steel with decent edge retention but it won’t hold an edge as long as say, 154CM.
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