Blade steel types and their performance.
From caping big game to filleting fish to whittling by the campfire, Browning offers a knife blade with steel characteristics to match every purpose. Below is an overview of steel types used for various Browning knives. An extraordinarily detailed description of nearly every type of blade material is contained in the Wikipedia article titled List of Blade Materials. For everyday use, you may never notice the difference between steel types in use, but when using a knife for specialized activities, like caping or use in very wet environments, for example, steel types can make a significant difference. Note that some of the finest steels are very expensive and represent the largest portion of the knife cost. Heat treating plays an enormous part in knife function and can raise or lower the effectiveness of nearly any steel edge. Review the types of steel below to determine which steel is best for your application.