X46Cr13 / 1.4034

X46Cr13 stainless steel makes excellent stainless steel cutlery The X46Cr13, also called 420HC or 1.4034, is the stainless steel that is most used for cutlery. Carbon content of 0.46% allows it to provide sufficient hardness for common use while offering excellent corrosion resistance....

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100 x 0.8 x 1000 mm En stock
€7.00 €5.83 Excl. Tax
100 x 1 x 1000 mm En stock
€9.00 €7.50 Excl. Tax
100 x 1.2 x 1000 mm En stock
€11.50 €9.58 Excl. Tax
100 x 1.5 x 1000 mm En stock
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100 x 2 x 1000 mm En stock
€16.50 €13.75 Excl. Tax
100 x 2.5 x 1000 mm En stock
€20.50 €17.08 Excl. Tax
100 x 3 x 1000 mm En stock
€24.50 €20.42 Excl. Tax
100 x 3,5 x 1000 mm En stock
€25.60 €21.33 Excl. Tax
100 x 4 x 1000 mm En stock
€33.00 €27.50 Excl. Tax
100 x 5 x 1000 mm En stock
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ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 0.8 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 1 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 1.2 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 1.5 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 2 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 2.5 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 3 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 3.5 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 4 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13

Further information

ShapeFlat
UseBlade
Sub-categoryStandard
Food contactYes
Carbon 0.46 %
Chromium14 %
Manganese0.35 %
Silicium0.3 %

DIMENSIONS

Thickness 5 mm
Length1000 mm
Width100 mm

heat treatment

Hardness after tempering 57 (HRC)
Quenching temperature1050 C°
Quenching mediaHuile

denominations

Wnr1.4034
AISI420
AFNORX46Cr13
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X46Cr13 stainless steel makes excellent stainless steel cutlery

The X46Cr13, also called 420HC or 1.4034, is the stainless steel that is most used for cutlery. Carbon content of 0.46% allows it to provide sufficient hardness for common use while offering excellent corrosion resistance.

420HC steel is for those who wish to start working with stainless steel:

With a good quality/price ratio it is the reference type for any knife-maker beginning to work with stainless steel.  Relatively simple in composition compared to other stainless steel like N690, the thermal processing of X46Cr13 is very simple. The holding time for austenitisation temperature is shorter than for stainless steels that are very richly alloyed with chromium - 10 to 15 minutes are enough for 3 mm thickness. As with all stainless steel, we strongly recommend the use of a temperature controlled quench furnace and the use of stainless steel protective foil.

Quenching by oil or by air?

All stainless steel can be quenched in air but that does imply that the part can be cooled in ambient air. The cooling rate is extremely important to achieve the desired hardness and to guarantee anti-corrosive properties. If you want to cool in the air, it can be done between aluminium plates or forced air. To be successful, it is critical to exceed cooling rate of 10 °C/second. This means that in less than two minutes, the part must be at room temperature (below 70 °C at the core)

X46Cr13 stainless steel in very large forms:

If you are looking for this type in larger forms (metal sheets, coils, flat bars etc.) we have huge stocks available in many thicknesses. Please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form.

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