Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.2 x 38 x 1000 mm (3 Bars of 1 m)

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  •  Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.2 x 38 x 1000 mm (3 Bars of 1 m)
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Knife Making Steel bar; 1084 Carbon Steel in 3.2 x 38 x 1000 mm (3 bars)

BULK BUY PRODUCT: See costs for 1,2 and 3 bars (this is for 3 bars)

*Note this will not be sent with Express even if you pay $5 for Express at check-out, but by cheapest freight possible to your location due to weight*

The most popular carbon steel for new makers is probably 1084 Carbon Steel, due to ease of heat treatment.

The blade can be heat treated any way you can get it hot enough, no soak time or complicated temperature changes required.

For instance with a forge, a blowtorch or a kiln heating the blade until dull orange and checked against a magnet.

When the steel no longer is attracted to the magnet, it has hit critical temperature and can be QUICKLY quenched in canola oil.

Size of steel bar is about 3.2 mm thick, 38 mm wide and 1000 mm long. (x 3)

The steel comes already annealed and ready to work.

Annealed means the steel is "soft" and workable with hand tools.

It can be drilled, filed, ground and shaped with relative ease.

Look up making a hand filing jig on youtube for an easy way to get even bevels.

This steel will need to be heat treated, either at home or by sending it away for heat treatment. 

This is the steel used in the carbon steel basic knife making kit.

 Heat treating 1084 Carbon Steel:

  • Heat steel to non-magnetic (about 815-820 C)
  • No hold time, quench as soon as hot enough
  • Quench in 30-40 C canola oil for a fast, effective quench
  • Temper twice, for 2 hours each time at 200 C (in a kitchen stove, for instance)

Optional: it is recommended to stress relieve the steel by heating it to red hot and letting it air cool a couple of times before quenching. This helps reduce stress in the steel before the (stressful) quench. If wanting to normalise to refine grain size, heat to 870 C and let air cool 2-3 times. Normalising is done if the steel has been forged, if doing stock removal this step is not usually done.

*Disclaimer, there is much more to heat treatment than covered here. This is a summary only with enough information to successfully make your own knife blades. As you progress and read more, your process may change to increase the toughness or other qualities of the completed product.

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showing blades after normalizing cycles, where the blades are heated and left to air cool. This is often done before quenching, helping to releave tension from the blade before quenching. It also helps reduce the grain size if the blade has been overheated and is generally a good idea.

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4 Reviews

  • 4
    Knife making steel

    Posted by Dave Arthy on 16th Oct 2018

    I bought a 3 pack of 1084 steel, for future knife projects. Previously i had been buying my steel from other suppliers. I was really happy with the fact there was no freight cost. As is reduces the factored price. Shipping was prompt also. I will definitely be using Creative man again.

  • 5
    1084 bars

    Posted by Joey on 12th Oct 2018

    Really quickly sent and nicely packaged - even Auspost could not destroy it. Steel as described

  • 5
    1084 steel

    Posted by Ashley Edwards on 26th Aug 2018

    Fantastic high carbon steel, easily heat treated and easy to grind.

    Ordering from Creativeman is always a pleasure. Extremely quick (free) postage and products are exactly as described.

    Will 100% order again.

  • 5
    Excellent purchase!

    Posted by Rohan on 3rd Aug 2018

    Came quickly and exactly as described. Couldn't ask for a better service

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