White steel No.2 has a Rockwell rating of 60-61 HRC.
Sharpness - 4/5 Second only to premium White steel No.1 (which incidentally is poor for retention). Most carbon steels score 4 here.
Sharpening - 4/5 as easy as any premium carbon knife can be to sharpen, a knife that scores 5 here wouldn't be hard enough to be this sharp in the first place
Retention - 5/5 This is the highest score, an exceptional ability to retain sharpness
Please see our Steel Types Guide for further information to help with choosing the right knife for you, or drop us a call or email to discuss.