Ian Stone

Good knife steel?

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I have been blacksmithing for about 3 years now. And am wanting to get into knife and tool making but I haven’t found a lot of good info on knife steels. I have made a few file knifes and 1085-1095 knifes but want to do something with a higher alloy steel. Any advice is welcome! 

      Ian

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Buy Steve Sells Book, it is mentioned in a thread above this one.     I have a copy, it is a good reference.

And this one:  The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection                   by Jim Hrisoulas

All your questions will be answered by reading both.

I use 1095, 5160, and L6.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

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Thanks, so (if you don’t mind me asking) where do you get your steel at? Or where is a affordable/quality place to get L6 and such?

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Not knowing which of the 100+ different countries that are represented here it's rather a waste of time to post sources unless you express a willingness to pay for shipping from 1/2 way across the world---or you can edit your profile to list a general location and so have that as a given for this and all future questions...

Really you could be in Australia, Iceland, Brazil, South Africa, The Netherlands, Canada, India; all places I remember folks posting from *recently*.

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29 minutes ago, ThomasPowers said:

Not knowing which of the 100+ different countries that are represented here it's rather a waste of time to post sources unless you express a willingness to pay for shipping from 1/2 way across the world---or you can edit your profile to list a general location and so have that as a given for this and all future questions...

Really you could be in Australia, Iceland, Brazil, South Africa, The Netherlands, Canada, India; all places I remember folks posting from *recently*.

Yep, my biggest peeve on forums.   Tell us where you are located!

You can buy 5160 and 1095 on ebay.    

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Well it was a big thing when we started connecting computers up across borders and oceans---exciting days they were!

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Sorry I didn’t know I could set my location. Well anyway I live in Ohio. Thanks Dylan Sawicki that supplier sounds good.

3 hours ago, Steve Sells said:

there is a supplier lists in the section of knife reference material

What is your book called I am interested?

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