1095 Carbon Steel

1095 is touted in many "how to" books as a good steel for a beginner. We respectfully disagree. It will make a nice blade - is forgeable, and it can be given a very nice Hamon or other differential heat treat effects. Heat treat is very challenging though and there is a VERY fine line between a blade failing to harden - or the blade fracturing from the stresses of quenching. If we heat treat 1095 here, we use a fast quench oil rather that water or brine. This may not give full possible hardness, but it results in fewer broken or cracked blades. This steel is hot rolled, about .02 oversize, pickled, annealed and oiled.  This steel comes to us in 48" bars, but any parcel over a meter long will incurr an extra "oversize surcharge" from Canada Post that will have to be added manually.

Now sold by the foot.  We may limit the number of 3 foot bars that can be ordered

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    Note:  We brought this in so you damascus guys could get your layer count up in the initial billet.  I'm dreading the guy who makes a carving knife out of 1/16 1095.  I fully expect it will look like a potato chip.  Plan accordingly.

    Now sold by the foot.

    If you do not include cutting instructions, the 48" lengths will be cut in half if you order 4 ft; 5 feet would be sent as 3 ft and 2 ft ; and 6 ft would be sent as 3 x 2 ft.

    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    • $7.40
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    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    Now sold by the foot.

    If you do not include cutting instructions, the 48" lengths will be cut in half if you order 4 ft; 5 feet would be sent as 3 ft and 2 ft ; and 6 ft would be sent as 3 x 2 ft.

    • $8.80
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    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    Now sold by the foot

    • $10.97
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    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

     Now sold by the foot.

    If you do not include cutting instructions, the 48" lengths will be cut in half if you order 4 ft; 5 feet would be sent as 3 ft and 2 ft ; and 6 ft would be sent as 3 x 2 ft.

     

    • $10.55
  • Drag and drop me to the cart

    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    Now sold by the foot

    • $13.20
  • Drag and drop me to the cart

    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    Now sold by the foot

    • $12.91
  • Drag and drop me to the cart

    1095 is often recommended as a beginner steel. We respectfully disagree. Heat treat of this steel is very finicky with a fine line between a blade that doesn't harden and a blade that cracks or breaks. 1095 can be a nice addition to damascus - and will take a nice hammon - both advanced skills. Beginners may want to conside 1084 instead, which makes a blade every bit the performance equal of 1095, but is much more forgiving in heat treat.

    Now sold by the foot.

    • $16.56