When tested with an XRF instrument the Royal Doulton brand knife (purchased new c. 2009) pictured here had the following readings…
Reading on blade
Metal – 410/16/20 Stainless Steel:
- Chromium (Cr): 115,800 +/- 900 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 614 +/- 231 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 1,203 +/- 391 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 873,900 +/- 2000 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 656 +/- 169 ppm
- Manganese (Mn): 5,915 +/- 1,125
Reading on handle:
- Chromium (Cr): 121,900 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 36 +/- 17 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 826 +/- 243 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 1,459 +/- 396 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 868,100 +/- 2000 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 676 +/- 174 ppm
- Manganese (Mn): 4,834 +/- 1,104
Tests results are science-based and replicable. All tests are done for a minimum of 60 seconds unless otherwise noted. Tests are repeated multiple times to confirm the results, using a freshly calibrated XRF instrument testing in consumer goods mode. Metals not listed in above test results sets were not detected with testing done in “consumer goods mode”.
Some additional reading you may be interested in….
- To see more stainless steel pieces I have tested, click here.
- To see more knives I have tested, click here.
- To see more cutlery / flatware I have tested, click here.
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I’m allergic to nickel, so this post is of interest to me. Thank you!
Hi Meg – there are several low-nickel and nickel-free items that I have tested and reported here on the blog… use the search bar to look for other types of items.
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Could you please tell me what “forged” stainless steel flatware means? Is it toxic? I am allergic to nickel as well.
Becky Stark says
I have a question. I have been doing some looking into Stainless Steel that has nickel and from what I can see if Stainless Steel had nickel in it than a magnet won’t stick to it. Have you happened to ever test this?