X65Cr13 & X68Cr13 (1.4037)

X65Cr13 & X68Cr13 are martensitic stainless steel with high carbon content. It can reach high hardness while maintaining corrosion resistance. X65Cr13 & X68Cr13 are typically used for blades (knifes, Scalpels, Razor blade, Machine Knives). We have introduced razor blade application in our blog. Depending on the heat treatment method, the hardness can reach beyond 790HV or 64HRC.

Chemical Compositions with similar steel grades

Below table demonstrates comparison of chemical compositions among similar steel grades of X65Cr13 & X68Cr13.

Steel GradeCSiMnPSCr
13C260.680.400.700.01 0.00513.00
Typical Chemical Composition (%) of similar grades

Dimensions by Shapes

Besides below table of shapes, we can offer other shapes and processed form.

DescriptionCold RollHot Roll & Cold RollRound, Flat, HexagonRound, Flat, Deformed
Thickness (T)0.02~1.30mm0.25~1.50mm2.0~500.0mm0.0025~30.0mm
Tolerance on T±10% of T~±0.012mm~TBATBA
Width (W)8.0~500.0mm300mm~500mm
Tolerance on W±0.04mm~±0.04mm~±0.20mm~
FinishBright,Semi Bright, DullBA, 2D, No.4Bright, Non BrightBright, Semi Bright, Dull

Quality Essence

For the sharpness of the blades, hardness after heat treatment (quenching and tempering) is essential. For the hardness, how small and evenly distributed the carbon is important. If carbon particle (carbide) is big, “large tipping (loosing a big tip of the blade)” may happen and heat treatment must be more slowly. If carbide is not evenly distributed, the hardness may be uneven and some deforms during heat treatment may happen. The removal of impurities is also important for stable hardness after heat treatment.

Enserve’s offer

We offer X65Cr13 & X68Cr13 in various forms and processed shapes. If you are looking for a new supply source of X65Cr13 & X68Cr13, please feel free to consult with us. There are other martensitic stainless steels available to solve you blade problems introduced in our blog posts below.