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    Steel for first blade

    I am thinking about smithing my first knife. I am looking at 1095 or 440c. This is my first attempt
    Which is more forgiving?

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    I have no idea. The only media I've seen used in a homemade knife was a circular saw blade. Good luck in your venture. Should be fun...
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    Thanks. Leaning to the 1095, and a 3.5" blade. Roach belly design. Cheap handle, unless it works out to be a decent knife. Gotta start somewhere, right?

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    I'd opt for the 1095 as it's a harder steel meaning it's more forgiving to heavy grinding, 440C has a tendency to burn up and you'll grind through it considerably faster. It does take a heat treat better though.
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    1095 it is Peace. Thanks.

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    I've made a lot of knives, I prefer 440C.

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    Which steel doesn't matter to us... just post pictures! Haha

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    Used lawn mower blades?

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    I have used industrial hacksaw blades but that is all.

 

 

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