What creates the sharpest trade blade?
Made in Japan
Engineered and manufactured in Japan.
Made to the Japanese exacting and precise standards, giving reliable and consistent quality. Following Japanese samurai tradition, of making rock hard, razor sharp blades.
High Grade Steel
Manufactured from very pure steel (SK2 grade steel)
Less impurities sulfur maganese etc, contribute to finer and denser carbon grains. This results in higher pliablity, for a longer lasting, sharper blade.
Hardened yet still pliable.
Cutter blades that are Rock Hard, and razor sharp.
Honed to best angles
A blade’s honed angle contributes 60-70% to a blade’s sharpness.
Not only tougher, but this hardened steel allows cleaner, and double honing of the blade, with more acute angles as shown. These are physically sharper blades, optimised for snap blade use.
As shown in independent testing.
Tested by Japan’s Research Institute of Machinery and Materials (RIMM), using the "Honda Sharpness Test." KDS Black Blades were found to be consistently the sharpest blade through its working life.
- Genuinely sharper
- Easier use, faster working, less force required, safer.
- Deeper scoring
Our KDS Power Black Blades are the sharpest and toughest cutting blades in the industry. As one of the largest KDS industrial suppliers, Tradegear is proud to sell this product to industrial and commercial customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. We maintain a large inventory of KDS snap knife supplies as well as other KDS products. This allows us to be able to serve the needs and requirements of our customers whatever their needs are.
Our KDS blades are designed, engineered and manufactured in Japan to the same exacting standards as the iconic samurai sword. Our blades are the toughest and sharpest blades found in the world. The steel used in the manufacture of our blades is also the finest steel available in the world. This SK2 grade steel is extremely pure with very minimal amounts of impurities. This purity level means that the carbon grains will be denser. As a result, our blades will be more pliable, will last longer and stay sharper longer than any other brand of blade. Each blade is heat treated to ensure the cutting edge will remain sharp and last a long time. Heat treating requires an extensive understanding of metallurgy to make a blade that is pliable, yet hardened enough to make a sharp blade. The hardness of these blades allows them to be sharpened and honed to the correct angles that ensure a sharp blade and also one that will remain sharp through repeated uses. Independent testing of our blades has shown that the KDS blade is the sharpest and strongest in the industry.
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