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New Spring steel, but what type of knife?


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Hi guys! I am new to blade smithing, and just made my first knife a week ago. I live in Norway and here, it is quite diffucult to get your hands on high carbon steels. But i was so lucky that i got my hands on a spring steel. It was sold as 15 LM spring steel.

C Si Mn P S Cr
0.76 0.2 0.7 ≤0.020 ≤0.010 0.19

But i am not sure what kind of knife this would work on. What would u recomand?

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80CRV2    Chemistry/Certification
Typical Chemistry: Carbon 0.80 Silicon 0.32 Manganese 0.54 Phosphorus 0.01 Chromium 0.50 Vanadium 0.15

5160 Chemistry/Certification
Typical Chemistry: Carbon 0.60 Silicon 0.02 Manganese 0.54 Phosphorus 0.01 Chromium 0.80

6150  Chemistry/Certification
Typical Chemistry: Carbon 0.50 Silicon 0.25 Manganese 0.80 Phosphorus 0.03 Chromium 0.90 Vanadium 0.15


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