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Blade: SG2, Powdered High Speed Steel (double edged) - Stainless

Sharpness ★★★★★ (5/5)

Hardness/durability ★★★★ (5/5)

Edge retention  ★★★★★ (5/5)

Ease of sharpening ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Rust resistance  ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Manufactured by Takefu Special Steel,LTD., composed of Carbon 1.35%, Chromium 14.5%, Molybdenum 2.8%, Vanadium 2%, Manganese 0.35%, Rockwell Hardness 62-65 HRC. It is very similar material to R2 powdered high speed steel.

Possesses high durability to bending, also strong to corrosion and wear. Assuring the optimum performance in cutlery products. Despite the maximised hardness, sharpening is relatively easy. 


Get a R2 / SG2 Powdered High Speed Steel Knife

Are you looking for a knife with excellent sharpness, hardness and durability, edge retention, ease of sharpening and rust resistance? You won’t be disappointed by the incredible performance of an R2 / SG2 knife from Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware. Manufactured by Takefu Special Steel, our SG2 / R2 knife products are composed of 1.35% carbon, 14.5% chromium, 2.8% molybdenum, 2% vanadium, and 0.35% manganese. In addition, they boast 62-65 HRC on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. This means they possess high durability to bending and resistance to corrosion and wear. You can be assured of optimum performance in cutlery products with these knives, which despite their hardness, are also easy to sharpen. Our range includes Gyuto, Santoku, Nakiri, Sajihiki, petty and paring knives.

What is R2 Steel?

R2 is a powder metallurgy ‘super steel’ that is extremely popular for knives, delivering excellent cutting performance, edge retention and corrosion resistance.

Is R2 and SG2 the Same?

R2 and SG2 steel are interchangeable steel types, referring to the same material.

Is R2 Steel Easy to Sharpen?

The high edge retention and low wear resistance of R2 / SG2 steel makes knives easier to sharpen. Almost every sharpening stone can sharpen knives made using R2 / SG2 steel.

Place an Order Online Today

If you’re looking for a high speed steel knife, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Kaz’s Knife and Kitchenware. We’ve got you covered with high-quality R2 / SG2 chef knife options that are made using the best materials and craftsmanship. Browse our range and order online, or have a chat with us today.