Rutile coated electrode for build-up and hardfacing of parts subjected to high metal-or-metal wear, compression, impact at elevated temperatures. Weld metal is resistant to operating temperatures up to 600° C, because of it's Cr, Mo, W, V content. Due to it's high strength, toughness and heat resistance ideally suited for hot forging dies, saddles, hammers, hot and cold cutting tools, hot shears blades and rolling mills. Electrode can also be used for production of new hot and cold cutting tools and their edges, which are made of low alloy steels. Has a stable arc, good bead appearance and very easy slag removal.