52100 Tool Steel


AISI 52100 is a high carbon tool steel containing low quantities of manganese and chromium to improve hardening. Because of the low chromium levels in 52100 steel, it has very low corrosion resistance compared to other higher chromium tool steels.

In applications where corrosion is less of an issue, 52100 tool steel is considered an ideal, affordable option, offering a very fine grain with superior edge retention. It is capable of cutting a wide range of materials because of its combination of toughness, wear-resistance, and hardness.

Allow the industrial blade experts at Carolina Knife Co. to help you determine if AISI 52100 tool steel is right for your industrial cutting process.

Chemical Characteristics


Carbon 1.00%
Chromium 1.50%
Manganese 0.35%
Silicon 0.25%

52100 Tool Steel Links


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