Sandvik 12C27 & Vigor
To understand this blade steel, you must understand where it comes from. Sandvik is an engineering group in materials technology, metal-cutting, and mining and rock excavation out of Sandviken, Sweden.
This company developed a blade steel that became high-performing steel for things like pocket knives, ice drills, and high-end ice skate blades.
Sandvik 12C27 is Sandvik’s most well-rounded knife steel, which is precisely why it was chosen for the blade steel of TK PRO’s Vigor. With exceptional toughness, good corrosion resistance, and razor-sharp performance, it is a recommended grade of blade steel for sportsmen and women alike who need a blade for hunting, camping, and tactical purposes.
Sandvik 12C27 is not your grandfather’s Sandvik 12C127. It has a much tighter composition and its purity level is much higher than when it was designed in the ’60s. Made up of Carbon, Chromium, Silicon, and Manganese Sandvik 12C27.
- .6% Carbon improves hardness along with wear and corrosion resistance.
- 13.5% Chromium is for tensile strength, edge retention, wear, and corrosion resistance.
- .4% Silicon increases strength
- .4% Manganese increases hardness.
TK Pro’s Vigor was inspired by blue-collar industries. A knife that could take the abuse of long days and high-impact performance. Sandvik 12C27 is blade steel that is easy to sharpen and then hold that edge for a long time.
It can withstand different elements with very little wear or corrosion and holds a great reputation in comparison to other steels close to it. The combination of its pure composition and proper heat treating gives it a cut above the rest as far as performance goes.
If you are looking for blade steel that can handle your difficult day-to-day tasks whether at work, or hunting, fishing, or camping then we highly recommend the Vigor with Sandvik 12C27.
However, don’t take our word for it. This high-performing knife and blade steel must be put to the test to truly see, feel, and understand its vigorous performance.