Knife Steel Composition and name cross-reference database. Includes popular, high end and exotic alloys used in knife blades. Over 6500 alloy names, over 1000 compositions. Alloy names for 21 different international standards, proprietary names and their equivalents. Easy alloy composition comparison with bar graph in 3 modes: mass percentage, molar masses and atomic count per 1000 atoms.
If you have suggestions for improvement, please contact me. Posting in the review that there's a room for improvement doesn't help me at all, I am not a designer, but a software engineer.
Please report missing alloys, as in either post the alloy name, or contact me. Complaining in the review "I didn't find what I wanted" means very little.
If you encounter any problems using the app, please contact me using email. Posting in the review you have a problem, won't give me enough information to fix it.
Sorry, there will be no translations to any language. There is no team, I am just one person collecting steel data and coding the app on web and mobile platforms. I have neither time nor resources to keep constantly translating large database.
Case CV has been the database for a long time. Search for Case does show in the results. Case isn't the steel maker though.
Fixed db access crash
Improved db synchronization logic
Removed invalid "other" element entry in the elements list
Changed crash handler
Ratings and Reviews
Thanks for making me look smart.
So, when buying knives, many throw the steel types of the knives they are selling around as if they know what they are talking about. NOT! I pull up the app, never saying a word about such a comprehensive app I am reviewing and figure out wether I buy or walk. Most times, I am walking away. I also, in my own way, determine a price I am willing to pay for a knife post the app review. Sometimes, depending on the seller I may engage him with some verbal knife fighting, and get my price. Looking for updates to keep me looped in. Thank you kindly.
Retired FLEO, Chicago, IL.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. Alloy names database is updated frequently, well as I get the new data and it's available on the device after next synchronization. Application updates happend 1-2 times a year depends on how much free time I have, unless I find a crash that needs immediate attention.
Always know what you’re getting
This is extremely useful so that you know the composition of the steel you are getting. I never believe the hype, unless it matches the facts, in which case it changes from hype to facts. “High carbon” becomes high carbon when the composition findings confirm that. Never buy a knife without knowing what it is really made of. It’s too bad razor blade makers don’t tell what steel they use, much less it’s composition. So far, I have found just one that does that.
Best App For knife Steel Info
This is by far the best app hands down for when I have to look up a blade steel and do some comparison. It has not let me down, and is spot on with all the info it gives. It is also recommended by many fellow knife enthusiasts and YouTubers. If you need one app that can keep you informed, get this one and it will not let you down.
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- 4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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