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H1 is one of the few blade steel types that truly deserve to be called "stainless" – and not just in a colloquial way. Widely used by Spyderco in their SALT series. Despite its hardness of 57-58 HRC, it holds up well to salt water. Cuts very well and is particularly effective in combination with a serrated edge.

Origin: Japan
Carbon (%): 0,15
Chrome (%): 14-16
Molybdenum (%): 0,5-1,5
Manganese (%): 2
Nickel (%): 6-8
Silicon (%): 3-4,5
Phosphorus (%): 0,04
Nitrogen (%): 0,1
Rockwell (HRC): 58-59