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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Steel Suppliers         Reply with quote

I'm sorry to post a new topic about this but I can't seem to find this information by myself. Does anyone know of any good suppliers for steel bars that can be used for stock removal? I've tried google-ing (I guess that's a verb) it and I don't get the results I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Happy
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Sean Belair
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Security steel supply company. They come in 22 foot bars so you should probably ask them to cut it for you.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not sure what type of steel you need specifically, but you could try http://www.onlinemetals.com/. They will sell small quantities, offer some cutting services and ship fast.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 2:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Where are you located? That will make a big difference.

Try asking on some of the knife forum sites. If you're in Europe, try asking on British Blade Forums.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://jantzsupply.com/index.html
Tons of knifemaking supplies, not just metal.
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Steven H




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matt G wrote:
Not sure what type of steel you need specifically, but you could try http://www.onlinemetals.com/. They will sell small quantities, offer some cutting services and ship fast.


This site certainly look convenient. Do you know if the A366/1008 cold rolled or A36 hot rolled works well for armouring?

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve 1008 cold rolled steel is typically whats refered to as "mild sheet steel" in harware stores and metal stores, is suitable for armouring and is what we get in.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Steel Suppliers         Reply with quote

Addison C. de Lisle wrote:
Does anyone know of any good suppliers for steel bars that can be used for stock removal?


Admiral Steel has a good selection

http://www.admiralsteel.com/

Take a look under the "Blade Steel" section.

But here again, they only sell 22' sections..

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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your help! I'm sure one of these will get me what I need Happy

I'll be sure to post up the finished products Big Grin

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

does anyone know how you tell the carbon content of the steel?
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Steven H




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon G wrote:
does anyone know how you tell the carbon content of the steel?


On the standard nomenclature for steel the last two digits are the carbon content: as 1008 steel is 0.08% carbon.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Feb, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

for swords i use truck leaf springs (1/4 inch thick)and for knives i use light trailer springs(1/8 inch thick) from the local scrap yard.
for stock removal these work good because they are 5160 and already have the right temper to hold an edge and be flexible.
plus they are really cheap.
i forge to shape so i temper anyway. but ive had good results either way.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If it helps anyone,I use old circular saw blades and stone saw blades as a source for my knives,a reasonably good steel,tool steel or similar alloy I am told.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2007 12:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any good Patternwelded ("Damascus") billets suppliers?
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are a few folks selling pattern welded billets on Ebay these days.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jantz Supply, mentioned above, sells pattern-welded billets, in a variety of flavors (mix of steel layers).
Not certain if they offer sizes beyond 18" long however.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Walter Stockwell wrote:
Where are you located? That will make a big difference.

Try asking on some of the knife forum sites. If you're in Europe, try asking on British Blade Forums.
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