Embrace the pinnacle of precision with Blade Steel 1.2067 (AISI L3), celebrated among artisans and blade enthusiasts for its distinctive characteristics in high-quality knife manufacturing. Recognized for its refined hardness and commendable wear resistance, AISI L3 establishes itself as a foremost option in the construction of reliable and sharp blades, enhancing every aspect of your cutting experiences.
Recommended use for
AISI L3 becomes the paragon choice for crafting exceptional-quality, durable cutting tools. Particularly, it is perfect for creating blades such as meticulous carving knives, specialized utility blades, and elite culinary cutlery, ensuring each slice is effortless, precise, and consistent.
Although AISI L3 holds its own ground in terms of performance and durability, its incorporation into Damascus steel makes for an exploration into artistic and functional synergy, lending its inherent characteristics to intricate patterns and robust blade structures.
3,6 x 65 x 1000 mm
- C 0,95 – 1,10 %
- V 0,10 – 0,30 %
- Cr 1,30 – 1,70 %
- Mn 0,25 – 0,80 %
- Si 0,25 – 0,80 %
This steel achieves an admirable hardness of approximately 61-64, safeguarding its integrity through demanding usage.
Hardening and tempering
- With a hardening process at 840 °C and a tempering stage at 160 °C for 2×1 hour, AISI L3 attains a hardness of roughly 62-64 HRC.
- With a hardening process at 840 °C and a tempering stage at 180 °C 2×1 hour, AISI L3 attains a hardness of roughly 61-62 HRC.
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 65 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).