Material: Japanese Hitachi ATS-314
HRC: (Rockwell Hardness) 62 ±1
The KM 6.5 is an all-around cutting shear. Wet cutting is rated at 9, a dry cut is rated at 8, slide cut is rated at 8. With a wider blade this is not a detailing cutter as is the C10 575 KB Shear. However, The Yasaka is made of ATS-314 at an affordable price. Compare: ATS-314 has an *HRC of 62 ±1 and the edge will last a little longer. However, Aichi 440c Cobalt, with an HRC of 60 ±1 will have a smoother feel for wet and slide cutting.
*HRC (Rockwell Hardness) – The industry standard abbreviation for measuring the hardness of steel.