XH0420 1095HICARB 1/16 X 2 X 18
XH0420 1095HICARB 1/16 X 2 X 18

Price: $8.40

Stock Status:In Stock
item #: XH0420

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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. HEAT TREATMENT Bring to 1450°-1475°F, then quench immediately, holding at a non crucial point such as the back of the blade or handle area. Temper between 400°-600°F, depending upon the desired hardness.
Typical chemistry C .90/1.04, Mn .60/.90.

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4 of 5 First steel for first sword December 10, 2018
Reviewer: mark from hartsville, sc  
A friend of mine that has been making knives for 4 years advised me to get this steel for my first project. I went against all the best advice online and decided to make a sword loosely based on Arya Stark's "needle". This steel did not disappoint. It was relatively easy to cut to approximate shape with an angle grinder, and worked well with both a traditional bench grinder and then a 1x30 belt sander. End the end, a combination of belts and sandpaper, then a buffing wheel, gave me a sword that made my knifemaking friend surprised. Its surprisingly workable and has a near mirror finish at this point. Ordering some more to make my version of "Sting" from The Hobbit. Only issue was a slight bend in the steel during shipping but I was able to bend it back straight before heat treating.

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