We are really excited to get our hands on these. One of them immediately joined my collection. Chromax is not a well known steel. It is very hard with HRC of 64 : 65, which offers excellent edge retention and cutting ability. This knife is similar to a stainless clad Aogami Super knife with a laser grind. As with all laser grinds this makes them more prone to chipping. If treated properly, the value, fit and finish of this knife are unmatched. This is a mildly reactive steel only at the core. If you don’t like wiping your blade down, or patina, try the VG10 or R2 Series.