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So I have made a few file knifes. I donít 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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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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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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Thanks guys!!

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What would the steel in a file be considered?


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i went 1084, pretty happy so far. i really appreciate all the guys on the forum!!!

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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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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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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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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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