1095 Bar Stock Steel .156" Thickness - See Length Note
1095 Carbon Steel
We buy this in 36" lengths and sell it in 12", 24", 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 or 3 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
1095 is one of the most commonly used carbon steels for both forging and stock removal. It is inexpensive, forges easily, and can be used for any sort of knife from hunting or kitchen knives as well as folders or hard use fixed blades.
1095 is often recommended to new knife makers as an "easy" steel to heat treat. The problem is that it needs a very fast quench to harden properly. 1095 needs to be quenched in a very fast oil like Park's 50. New knife makers will be better off using 1084, 1075, or 80Crv2 steels.
Composition of 1095 Steel
This steel is fully annealed (soft)
Heat Treatment for 1095 Carbon Steel
Place blade in forge or Heat treat oven pre-heated to Austenitizing temp 1475°-1525°F (soak for 5 - 15 minutes if using a heat treat oven)
Quench in fast oil like Park's 50
Temper between 350° to 450°F twice for 2 hours each time. Cool to room temperature in between tempers.
Use 350°F for hardness of 63-64 HRC
Use 400°F for hardness of 60-61 HRC
Use 450°F for hardness of 57-58 HRC