1095 Cold Rolled and Annealed
The highest of the carbon grades, this is a continuous cast, fine grain, fully killed knife making steel (#5 or better). Material is low phosphorus, low sulfur, calcium treated to enhance internal cleanliness.
In the as-rolled condition, material is well suited for abrasion resistant applications. In the annealed condition, the material may be cold formed (hot forming suggested for critical bends) with excellent heat treat results.
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS: ASTM A568 (sheets) A830 (plates)
TYPICAL ANALYSIS: C .90/1.04 Mn .30/.50 P .020 max. S .025 max Si.15/.30
TYPICAL HARDNESS: Annealed:Rockwell C 15-45 Approx.
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: Blades, hand tools, knives, shims, & springs
Knife making steel sold in 18" lengths