Blade Steel 1.1248 (AISI 1075) gains recognition among knife enthusiasts and blacksmiths as a resilient, adaptable blade steel, crucial for the crafting of high-quality, high-performance cutting tools. AISI 1075 establishes itself as a blade steel of dependable reliability, ensuring a sturdy foundation for knives, machetes, and fencing swords that exhibit unwavering performance and subtle Hamon when hardened in clay.
Recommended use for
AISI 1075 serves as an accommodating blade steel, particularly conducive to those crafting their first knife, machete, or fencing swords. It ensures enduring, superior performance, proving its merit across varied crafting and utilitarian environments – offering ease and indulgence during processing and hardening.
When employed in Damascus steel, AISI 1075 introduces a subtle grey colour, presenting itself as a pragmatic choice for blade makers desiring a blend of durable strength and an understated, elegant pattern in their creations. Recognized for its sturdy and forgiving nature during the hardening process, it’s a popular choice for crafting distinguished, top-quality knives.
Material size 6 x 40 x 1000 mm
- C: 0,70 – 0,80 %
- Mn: 0,40 – 0,70 %
- P: 0,03 %
- S: 0,05 %
With a meticulous approach to heat treatment, AISI 1075 achieves a hardness of approximately 60 HRC, providing a sharp, durable edge, appreciable wear resistance, and retaining stability under stress, ensuring it proficiently handles a myriad of usage scenarios with skill and durability.
Hardening and tempering
Hardening at 820°C, followed by tempering at 180°C for 1 hour to pale yellow, bestows AISI 1075 with a hardness of approximately 59-60 HRC. Noteworthy for its indulgence during processing and hardening, AISI 1075 maintains a balanced interplay between remarkable strength and edge retention, crafted to persist, and assures steadfast performance under demanding conditions. Regular upkeep ensures its pristine quality, assuring your AISI 1075 blades a prolonged, efficient life.
Sourced in an annealed state, our steel arrives in expansive plates, typically measuring around 2x1m. Customization is made by trimming these plates into strips, optionally at 40 mm widths. Minor warping/bends from cutting is common yet can be effortlessly remedied using simple straightening methods (straighten them over the knee, with a vise, or hammer and anvil).