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This is my mystery steel. I'm hoping that someone can tell me what it is and where it was used. I believe it's high carbon and I would like to make some drifts from it, if possible.


It was threaded on one end with a keyway and geared on the other.[




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I've seen them used a tent pegs for large tents too; so probably something that was common some time ago.  While we would use  4140 it may have been a straight carbon steel "back then"...


High Carbon can be detected by the spark test; especially comparing with a good file.  Medium carbon is a bit harter to judge without a lot of known samples

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