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Nick Brodsky

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Heyas folks,

Any suggestions on what type of steel I should use for a 5.5" Scandinavian grind Bushcraft knife (simple heat treat)?

Cheers!
Nick

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I'd recommend 1080/1084.  5160 would probably work fine too, but when doing my own research I often read that 5160 works better for larger blades because this steel is very tough but the trade-off is that it doesn't hold the edge as well, as 1084, for instance. However, since we are talking about a small bushcraft knife and not a chef's knife, the difference is probably academic. 

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