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What are the differences between 18/10, 18/0 and 13/0 steel?

On many of Amefa’s products you will see a marking “18-10” either by etching or by deep stamping. This indicates the type of steel the product is made of, known as “Chrome-Nickel”steel. The composition (content) of steel must be within the tolerances according European standards, where 18(%) indicates the percentage of Chromium and 10(%) the percentage of Nickel. A good combination of the advantage of Chrome (corrosion resistance) and the brightness of Nickel. The qualities of 18/10 steel ensure that Amefa’s products are not prone to corrosion and have a high sheen (when care instructions are followed).

Indicates the percentage of Chromium. Nickel is not added (still with high corrosion resistance).

Indicates the percentage of Chromium. Nickel is not added (still with good corrosion resistance). Knife blades are made of a different type of steel named high(er) carbon knife steel. This type of steel can be hardened and re-shaped when needed. An advantage which ensures the sharpness and durability of the knife blades for a longer period of time. 

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