We buy this in 36" lengths and sell it in 12", 24", and 36" lengths.
If you buy 1ea, you will get a stick 12" long by the width and thickness shown.
If you buy 2, you will get a bar that is 24" in length.
If you buy 3, you will get a bar that is 36" in length.
**If you buy 2, 3 or more and want it cut into 12" length pieces, please specify in the comments section that you would like them cut into 12" pieces.
**Advertised price is for 1qty 12" piece
440C has been around for a very long time for a reason. It is a all around steel with good edge holding, toughness and corrosion resistance. Don't confuse lesser performing 440A or 440B or plain old 440 steel with 440C.
This 440c has been surface ground to specified thickness plus .010". This means the black foundry scale has been ground off the steel leaving a raw steel finish. It is not precision ground but the thickness is going to be fairly close to the specified thickness.
It's possible more knives have been made by 440C than any other steel.