Carbon steel is a strong and durable material, but it is vulnerable to corrosion.
Carbon steel's superior strength and durability makes it an ideal choice for several pieces of survival gear, but its weight and vulnerability to corrosion have caused it to lose its former position as the most common material.
Carbon steels is used to make many tools as it is stronger than most of materials, while still being inexpensive. Its heavy weight should cause anyone to reconsider how necessary it is for but-out tools, however.
Carbon steel's strength, durability, and ability hold and edge make it an ideal choice for knives.