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Is a disc axle likely 1080 steel?

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I have a decent length of approximately 1 inch square axle off of an agricultural disc. I've searched a bit of the web and junkyard steel guides suggest that agricultural steel is often 1080 steel. would that be a safe bet to assume? I tried spark testing, but I'm not too good at that =/. Also, any suggestions about how to put that to best use would be appreciated.


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I'm not sure what the carbon content of a disc axle is but have used them to make good chisels and small hatchets. I like to hammer them on the diagonal to spread out the blade for a hatchet and also for wide chisels.

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