15N20 Bar Stock Steel 3/16" (.187) Thickness - See Length Note

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15N20 - 3/16" (.187) x 1.5" Sold by the foot
15N20 - 3/16" (.187) x 4" Sold by the foot

15N20 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


15N20 is often used with 1084 or 1095 steel to make Damascus due to its 2% Nickel content. The Nickel will make the 15N20 layers stay shiny when the Damascus is acid etched. 15N20 will also make a very good knife on its own. It is a tough alloy that will hold an edge well and is easy to resharpen.


Composition of 15N20 Steel

C- 0.75

Ni- 2.00

Mn- 0.40

P- 0.10

S- .0010

Si- 0.25


This steel is fully annealed (soft)


Heat Treatment for 15N20 Carbon Steel

Place blade in forge or Heat treat oven pre-heated to Austenitizing temp 1475°-1500°F (soak for 5 - 10 minutes if using a heat treat oven)

Quench in medium speed oil like Park's AAA

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 61-63 HRC

Use 400°F for hardness of 59-60 HRC

Use 450°F for hardness of 56-57 HRC

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