There are three steel types available for veritas planes. For most of the planes we offer for sale we have opted for the new PM-VII type because we believe it suits the needs of most of our customers. The following describes the virtues of each type of steel.
01 steel is easy to hone and a very fine edge achieved relatively quickly.
A2 steel takes a little longer to sharpen but retains its edge for longer.
PM-V11 alloy steel is easier to sharpen than A2 and hold an extremely durable cutting edge for up to twice as long.