Steve Sells

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Please add your supplier, Do not list a web search just to post, we need suppliers that members have have used, and will work with us in smaller quanity orders.  Anyone can use a web search, that does NOT tell us they sell small lots to blade makers.

 

last updated 5 May 2016

 

maker marks and stamps:

CER metal marking ............ http://cermetalmark.com/Handstamps.htm

 

Blades and Steel:

Aldo .................................... .http://njsteelbaron.com/

Peerless steel ...................... http://www.peerlesssteel.com/

Hudson Tool Steel ............... http://www.hudsontoolsteel.com/site/

Ray Kirk.. ..............................http://www.rakerknives.com/

A.G. Russel's cutting edge .. http://www.cuttingedge.com/

Pops knife supply ................. http://popsknifesupplies.com/

Online metals ....................... http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=1313&step=2&showfrac=yes&top_cat=1354

Sheffield knife supply ........... http://www.sheffieldsupply.com/

Speedy metals .................     http://www.speedymetals.com

Southern tool steel .............. http://www.southerntoolsteel.com

Turntex .............................. http://www.turntex.com

HIgh temp tools ................... http://www.hightemptools.com/

Admiral *:.............................. http://www.admiralsteel.com/products/blades.html

 * in the past some have been sent a replacement steel from Admiral from what was orderd, and not told until after the delivery, be warned. *

 

Sanding belts and hardware

USA knife maker .................  http://usaknifemaker.com

Hawkins knife supply. ........... http://www.hawkinsknifemakingsupplies.com/1.shtml

tru grit .................................. http://www.trugrit.com

super grit ............................. http://supergrit.com/

knife and gun ...................... http://www.knifeandgun.com/

 

wood stabilizing and sales

Bad Dogs Burl Source ......... http://www.burlsource.com/

Burlsource  ......................... http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/StoreFront

Burl sales .......................... http://burlsales.com/

Gallery Hardwoods ...... http://www.galleryhardwoods.com

knife and gun .....................  http://www.knifeandgun.com/

wood lab ............................. http://woodlab.biz/

Wood stabilizer ................. http://woodstabilizer.com/

 

 

Handle materials 

Sheffield knife supply ........... http://www.sheffieldsupply.com/

Pops knife supply ................. http://popsknifesupplies.com/

Handle material Oz ............... http://www.urbanconquest.com.au/store/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=74

paracord  Oz .......................  http://www.camscords.com/

Bingham Products ...............  http://www.binghamprojects.com/products.php?cat=45

 

 

Heat treating materials

knife and gun ...................... http://www.knifeandgun.com/

High temp tools (formerly Ellis) ...  http://www.hightemptools.com/

Lee Neves, Maxim Oil  ..........   http://www.maximoil.com. 817-654-4456

 

Mokume

Shining wave ...................... http://www.shiningwave.com/

Jim Binnion ......................... http://mokume-gane.com/index.php?page=jim_and_the_team

 

Sharpening Stones

   http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/Sharpening-Stones-s/22.htm

   http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Naniwa-Super-Stone-P290C97.aspx

   http://www.chefknivestogo.com/sharpening-stones.html

   http://www.ptreeusa.com/norton_waterstone.htm

 

Forges, furnace & refractory

High temp tools (formerly Ellis) ...  http://www.hightemptools.com/

Harbison Walker  ..........................  http://www.hwr.com/

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Hi,

 I am looking to make a knife out of 01. It is going to be a survival/hiking type knife. I was debating between 01 or 1095, but I think I'm going to go with 01. Another point I should make is that instead of forging it, it is going to be a material reduction build. My first question is where do you guys get your tool steel from? My local steel yard doesn't have any tool steel so I guess my only choice is online. I really only need a piece of steel that's 3/16"X1-1/4"x10". The websites I have looked at charge only by the 18" minimum which is $20. Do any of you guys have a better website where I can maybe get the size cheaper that's closer to 10" long, or is this the going standard and price? Also, if you guys have any clean cut steel to these dimensions (just a tad over 10" for some wiggle room) that will sell for a good price, I would definetly love to buy it off you. Also, where do you guys get your wood for handles from? I am thinking of ironwood or buckeye burl for my handle. Thank you so much for the help!

 

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Pardon my ignorance but what is Can Welding.  Google keeps bringing up different kinds of cans and Aluminum welding.

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Sealing the billet materials away from oxygen, contamination, etc by placing them in a "can" often a piece of sq tubing with ends welded on; but other methods of making the can work too.  Once the billet materials are placed the can is fairly well sealed---a small pinhole will prevent popping during heating and a bit of paper or oil will scavenge any oxygen in the can, then it's heated and forge welded like "normal".  The can will generally need to be ground off the final result.

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I get all of my knife sharpening materials and stones from here. Dennis,one of the employees, knows more about knife steels then just about anyone i have ever met.

www. cuttingedgecutleryco. com

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I've been looking for some 15n20, 1080, 1090, and some 1045, but every where I turn too is sold out. The stuff I have on hand works for damascus but it doesn't give me enough contrast. Anyone have a nice list I could check?

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metalsupermarkets but kinda pricey.

have you tried the newly published technique gtts (go to the source)?

 

also from what ive been reading 15n20 is fairly hard to find in Canada.

what are you currently using for Damascus?

 

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Seems like the only way is to order online. All the steel suppliers around me only carry a36

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Find out where local machine shops buy theirs (and if they are nice you may be able to piggy back an order. My local windmill repair and installation company gets a discount on volume and so like to have more steel in an order!)

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On 3/14/2017 at 7:46 AM, Creature said:

metalsupermarkets but kinda pricey.

have you tried the newly published technique gtts (go to the source)?

 

also from what ive been reading 15n20 is fairly hard to find in Canada.

what are you currently using for Damascus?

 

I'm in New York, and currently I just use whatever high carbon/tool steel I get my hands on and combine it with W1.

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