Unlock exceptional knife performance with Blade Steel 1.1274 (AISI 1095), a favorite among discerning craftsmen and enthusiasts. Notably, it balances sharpness and durability while being ideal for creating beautiful hardening lines (Hamon) and it’s common to use in Damascus. Widely acclaimed among premium knife makers and hobbyists, AISI 1095 stands out for its unwavering quality and enduring sharpness, thereby elevating your cutting and slicing endeavors.
Recommended use for
AISI 1095 is especially suited for crafting high-performing hunting knives, unparalleled bushcraft blades, and culinary masterpieces like kitchen cutlery. It goes beyond ordinary knife steel, providing reliable sharpness and consistent cutting every time.
AISI 1095, optimal for increasing carbon in your Damascus creations, offers a rich dark grey appearance. By smoothly integrating with lower carbon steels, it not only reveals a stunning pattern but also strengthens the blade remarkably, becoming a preferred choice for quality-focused knife makers
Material size: 3,5 x 50 x 1000 mm.
- C 0.90 – 1.03%
- Si 0.15 – 0.30%
- Mn 0.30 – 0.50%
- P ≤ 0.035%
- S ≤ 0.035%
Achieve an optimal hardness of approx. 55-58 HRC through meticulous heat-treatment.
Outstanding wear resistance ensures lasting performance.
Guarantee a fiercely sharp edge, with impressive retention even under demanding use.
Showcases a moderate corrosion resistance; vigilance in care and maintenance is recommended to uphold its stellar quality.
Hardening precisely at 815-845 °C and tempering typically within the 180-205 °C range, this process achieves an optimal hardness of about 55-58 HRC. It provides a robust blend of strength and longevity after an oil quench. Expect optimal hardness of 55-58 HRC after careful heat treatment. It showcases admirable wear resistance and assures a sharp edge with impressive retention, even under rigorous use. Despite its moderate corrosion resistance, regular care and maintenance are advised to preserve its superior quality.
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 35 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).
*NOTE: Try to lose as little as possible time on the way from the stove to the oil, otherwise it will not be quite so hard.