The Blade Show isn’t just about wanton knife buying—although God knows there’s plenty of that going down. Cobb’s crowded with companies hawking everything a knife maker needs to make the edged works of art that hoover up the endless amount of cash flowing from visitors’ pockets. Swedish/Austrian steel maker Bohler Uddeholm snagged a corner booth to flog stainless steel for makers both large (Benchmade) and small (Tango Foxtrot). Their Austrian’s M390 steel combines chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and tungsten for sharpness and edge retention. Thanks to BU’s powder metal technology, their Swedish ELMAX steel has extremely low inclusion content for virtually no chip-out. Bonus! Increased corrosion resistance. Will BU’s stainless supplant 440? Judging from their show staff’s enthusiasm level (12 out of 10) it won’t be for lack of trying.