80CRV2 Steel - .268" Thickness - See Length Note
We buy this in 48" lengths and sell it in 12", 24", 36", and 48" 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 4, you will get a bar that is 48" in length.
**If you buy 2, 3 or 4 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
A tough knife steel suitable for forging or grinding and performing your own heat treating.
HRA (hot rolled and annealed)
Pickled (an acid bath that removes surface junk)
C .75 - .85
Si .15 - .35
Mn .30 - .50
Cr .40 - .60
V .15 - .25
Austenitizing temp 1545F – 1615F
Oil Quench – Parks AAA or similar medium fast oil
80CrV2 is a low alloy tool steel.
A good all-around economical forging steel that has been compared to 1080+, 1084vg, 5160, L2 and sometimes W2. When compared to that many different steels, it might be in it’s own class.
Makers new to forging will appreciate it’s easy heat treat process.
This steel will show a hamon but not as detailed as say W2.
Give this steel a couple normalizing cycles before quench for grain refinement.
For Quench, take to 1525F and soak for 3 to 5 minutes.
Quench in 11-12 second oil.
Bestar Data sheets show
60HRC for a temper at 390F
57HRC for temper at 480F