Jump to content
I Forge Iron

I scored some steel today.

Recommended Posts

Well today was not at all a bad day. I went to the hardware store, Huntsville Al is blessed with 2 real hardware stores, and asked about getting some 1095. The guy said he did not have a way to order any so he sent me over to a steel fabricator. The guy in charge of sales said he only had A36 but asked how big I needed it. I told him as thin as 1/8 inch and he said to follow him. He shows me a rack of old saw blades and tells me that a guy used to get them for knife making. I took some home and cut a slice out with a 7" cut off blade for the circular saw and heated some up to non-magnetic. Did a water quench and put it in the vice. The small bit broke off like glass with almost no effort. The larger bit took some doing but broke. I tried one more time and put my 6' 8" 304 lbs in to it and it would not bend or break. It did flex.

So any one know what I can search the google for to find more information about this type of blade?









Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...