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#6999463 - 12/17/17 08:31 AM What steel
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So I have made a few file knifes. I don’t want to spend crazy money on stell. But would like to order something that might be considered better quality than a file. What should I order? Tool steel, carbon steel,????

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#6999479 - 12/17/17 08:47 AM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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Read the link posted in the Why No Love thread below by randallss7


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#7000147 - 12/17/17 07:27 PM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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1084 makes a pretty good blade and isn't expensive and is fairly easy to heat treat. 1095 is another good steel that's affordable but the heat treat is a little more finicky.
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#7007876 - 12/22/17 06:17 PM Re: What steel [Re: MikeC]
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
1084 makes a pretty good blade and isn't expensive and is fairly easy to heat treat. 1095 is another good steel that's affordable but the heat treat is a little more finicky.


What Mike said.
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#7024220 - 01/04/18 07:46 AM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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Thanks guys!!

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#7029857 - 01/08/18 01:35 PM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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What would the steel in a file be considered?
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#7030400 - 01/08/18 07:09 PM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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i went 1084, pretty happy so far. i really appreciate all the guys on the forum!!!

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#7031794 - 01/09/18 04:44 PM Re: What steel [Re: Sirrah243]
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
What would the steel in a file be considered?


Most of the better made files from here in the USA are 1095.
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#7033029 - 01/10/18 12:52 PM Re: What steel [Re: MikeC]
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
What would the steel in a file be considered?


Most of the better made files from here in the USA are 1095.


Thank you
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#7033497 - 01/10/18 06:44 PM Re: What steel [Re: Kyle Horn]
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Might wanna try some 1075 - easier to heat treat and takes some serious abuse - it's like 1070 on steroids! Also much more weather resistant than 1095
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#7037305 - 01/13/18 07:07 PM Re: What steel [Re: chopsknives]
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Originally Posted By: chopsknives
Might wanna try some 1075 - easier to heat treat and takes some serious abuse - it's like 1070 on steroids! Also much more weather resistant than 1095


Tim I bet you meant to say 1070 is like 5160 on steroids.. grin
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