A favorite steel for many knifemakers, 1095 is excellent for forging, yet proves a little more difficult to heat treat for some makers as it is hyper-eutectoid. Once you have mastered heat treating 1095, excellent effects and hamons can be created. While it may seem a little pricey, our 1095 is the best around. it comes pickled, annealed, and we suggest a fast-oil quench.
Certification: C- .96 Si- .23 Mn-.35 P- .009 S- .003