NextSteel™ is a result of a collaboration withCarpenter Technology Corporation, a premier tool and knife steel manufacturer in the US. We approached Carpenter with a challenge - to deliver the best steel ever used in a chef’s knife for our San Sebastian™. They enthusiastically responded with the NextSteel™ super alloy, a powder-chemistry formula that combines high hardness for premier edge retention with superior flexibility to minimize shattering. The formula is extremely corrosion resistant yet, unlike other high end knife steels, has a low enough Vanadium content that you don’t need to be a master knife maker to sharpen it.

Sounds amazing, right? Turns out that NextSteel™ is incredibly difficult to work in. It took us 9 months to figure out how to turn it from a blank to a blade, but we think you’ll agree that the effort was worth it!