Nitro-V Bar Stock Steel .187" Thickness - See Length Note

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 We buy this in 36" lengths and sell it in 12", 24", 36" lengths.


 If you buy 1ea, you will get a stick 12" long by the width and thickness shown.


 If you buy 2, you will get a bar that is 24" in length.


 If you buy 3, you will get a bar that is 36" in length.



 **If you buy 2 or 3 and want it cut into 12" length pieces, please specify in the comments section that you would like them cut into 12" pieces.


 **Advertised price is for 1qty 12" piece




Nitro-V is a boutique steel developed by Aldo Bruno for the cutlery marker. It is a martensitic stainless steel with a chromium based chemistry. Nitro-V is a derivative of AEBL with Nitrogen and Vanadium added. This helps create a fine grained alloy with great edge holding and high corrosion resistance. This sounds a lot like kitchen cutlery but any application where corrosion resistance matters, this will work.

Chemistry Analysis
C: 0.680
Si: 0.384
Mn: 0.780
P: 0.0190
S: 0.0020
Cr: 12.980
V: 0.079
N: 0.1098


Heat Treat Information:

Cryogenic Treatment:
A cryogenic treatment is recommended to convert retained austenite, and can either be done before or after the first temper cycle.
While liquid nitrogen is preferred, a sub zero bath with dry ice and kerosene will suffice for -100°F /
Submerge in sub-zero treatment 1 hour depending on thickness and number of blades.

**A cryogenic treatment can be done immediately done after quench, but it is recommended blades be clamped flat to avoid thermal shock induced warp--cryo treatment should always be followed by a tempering cycle.

Once blade is quenched and near ambient temperature, blades should be tempered accordingly, the times suggested are to ensure even, consistent temperature.
Figures supplied are as representative of industrial standards.


Austenizing temperature

Expected Rc  (as quenched prior to cryo)

1,500°F / 815°C

(hold 15 minutes)

1,950°F / 1065°C
Soak 15 minutes

63Rc (64 after Cryo)


Hardness (2 hour x2 guideline):

300°F / 149°C


350°F / 177°C


400°F / 204°C


450°F / 232°C


500°F / 260°C


600°F / 316°C