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

18/10
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 shine (when care instructions are followed).

18(%)
Indicates the percentage of Chromium. Nickel is not added (still with high corrosion resistance).

13(%)
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.