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  • 52100

    (UHB 20C15) Spring Steel
    Originally designed for ball bearings, this steel provides excellent wear resistance and high fatigue life combined with low corrosion risk. Typical chemistry C 1.00, Si .30, Mn .35, P(max) .020, S(max) .001, Cr 1.45
  • CPM REX M4

    CPM REX M4 HC(HS) is a high vanadium special purpose high speed steel exhibiting better wear resistance and toughness than m2 or m3 in cold work punches, die inserts and cutting applications involving high speed and light cuts. The high carbon (HC) modification to standard M4 is designed to provide optimum hardening response in larger cross-section tools or in vacuum or atmosphere heat treating. The high sulfur (HS) modification is standard for larger diameter bars, providing enhanced machinability and grindability.
  • 1080 Forging Steel

    An excellent forging steel for beginning and professional knifemakers.
    Forgiving to heat treating variances this steel is great for forging a hi carbon knife or making damascus by layering it with a contrast metal such as 15N20.
  • 1095 Hi-Carbon Steel

    Our 1095 is cold rolled and annealed with a bright finish. This material is perfect for forging blades, tools, and other parts. Very easy to work!
  • 5160

    High Carbon alloy spring steel with chromium added for harden-ability. It has good wear resistance. Known for outstanding toughness. Hardening capability of 57-58 HRC.
  • 15N20

    With a 2% high nickel content, 15N20 is the layer of steel that produces the bright contrast for making Damascus.