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Old 12-30-2010, 06:25 PM
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Is 1095 carbon steel a good quality steel? What can you guys tell me about it?
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its a silicon core iron. rust resistant not too brittle used in knifes. holds edge good
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1095 is a good steel. It holds an edge relatively well and is easy to sharpen. It will rust which is why you'll find most 1095 blades have a coating however if you keep it oiled and wipe down after use you'll have no problems.

Of course it depends who makes and treats the steel.
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1095 is a good steel. It holds an edge relatively well and is easy to sharpen. It will rust which is why you'll find most 1095 blades have a coating however if you keep it oiled and wipe down after use you'll have no problems.

Of course it depends who makes and treats the steel.
What he said, and emphasis on the red.
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1095 is a great steel 1095 (and 1084, 1070, 1060, 1050, etc.) Many of the 10-series steels for cutlery, though 1095 is the most popular for knives. When you go in order from 1095-1050, you generally go from more carbon to less, from more wear resistance to less wear resistance, and tough to tougher to toughest. As such, you'll see 1060 and 1050, used often for swords. For knives, 1095 is sort of the "standard" carbon steel, not too expensive and performs well. It is reasonably tough and holds an edge well, and is easy to sharpen. It rusts easily. This is a simple steel, which contains only two alloying elements: .95% carbon and .4% manganese. The various Kabars are usually 1095 with a black coating. I made this knife with 1095 and differentially heat treated the blade. the edge is 58 rc while the spine is around 40 rc.
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1095 is a great steel. If you want to watch a short series of videos about steels from a guy who knows what he's talking about, check out this:


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depends on how much your gonna pay for it. A 1095 blade for $400 is not worth it, however for ~$100 or so, its a great steel
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