Blade Steel 1.5634 (AISI L6 75Ni8) is celebrated in bladesmithing communities as a robust and durable blade steel, essential for crafting high-performance cutting tools. This blade steel is synonymous with steadfast reliability, providing a solid foundation for knives that ensure unwavering performance.
The material is pre-hardened to about 45 HRC, but can be processed with good tools.
Perfect for making Damascus steel together with 1.2842 + 1.2235 for tough and razor-sharp blades.
Recommended use for
AISI L6 (75Ni8) is a versatile blade steel, meticulously engineered with precision and dependability in mind. Very flexible and therefore perfect for filleting knife and thin blades. Demonstrating its merit across a variety of environments – outdoors, workshops, and kitchens, it assures consistent, top-tier performance.
When incorporated into Damascus steel, AISI L6 (75Ni8) reveals a distinctive silver layers and emerges as a strong choice for blade makers desiring resilient strength and a visually compelling pattern in their work. It’s respected for its solid, sturdy attributes and is a favored choice for creating elite knives. Tip: If you need thicker layers, simply use the steel double or triple. 75Ni8 welds easily with itself!
Material size: 2 x 40 x 1000 mm.
- C: 0,65 – 0,75%
- Ni: 1,80 – 2,10%
- Cr: 0,15%
- Mo: 0,10%
- Mn: 0,30 – 0,50%
- Si: 0,20 – 0,35%
Through adept heat treatment, AISI L6 (75Ni8) achieves a hardness of 57-62 HRC, endowing a durable edge, stellar wear resistance, and maintaining stability under duress, ensuring it expertly maneuvers through challenging usage scenarios.
Hardening and tempering
Direct hardening at 830°C, followed by tempering at 180°C for 1h, assigns AISI L6 (75Ni8) a hardness approx. 60 HRC. For high flexibility tempering at 200 ° C = approx. 58 HRC.
Balancing notable strength and edge retention, it’s crafted to endure, offering assured performance and resilience under challenging conditions. Regular care and maintenance will preserve its prime quality, ensuring your AISI L6 (75Ni8) blades sustain a long, effective 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).