It all starts with 24”x 48” sheets of 1095 High Carbon Spring Tool Steel, (Purchased from Admiral Steel Co / Seattle Dist. Center). This particular grade of metal is also called cutlery steel, and is well known for its use in manufacturing saw blades. Since all steel is essentially made from iron and carbon, an increase in the carbon content increase the steel hardness. This particular high carbon steel is recognized for edge holding ability. It hones to an unbelievable razor sharp edge (better than any stainless steel), retains its edge (better than most stainless steels), and easier to sharpen, (compared to stainless steel).
High Carbon Tool Steel does react to acids and alkalis (oil from your fingers), and the steel can discolor over time, which we feel adds character to the blade. In addition, high carbon tool steel will rust / corrode if it is not cleaned and oiled on a regular basis. Please also be aware that discoloration and/or rust will not affect the blade performance.
The bottom line is if you are looking blade that holds an edge, is razor sharp and re-sharpens easily, and you are willing to keep it maintained, this is the blade for you.
Blade Length: 4.5 Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Tool Steel Handle Material: North American shed deer or elk antler Carry System: Hand stitched leather sheath Limited Lifetime Warranty Made in the USA
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