Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.5 x 38 x 1000 mm

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  • Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.5 x 38 x 1000 mm
  • Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.5 x 38 x 1000 mm
  • Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.5 x 38 x 1000 mm
  • Carbon Knife Steel 1084, 3.5 x 38 x 1000 mm


Knife Making Steel bar, 1084 Carbon Steel in 3.5 x 38-40 x 1000 mm

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 3.5 mm thick, 38-41 mm wide and 1000 mm long. Note they are cut from plate and vary from 38 to 41 mm in width.

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 hand filing jig on youtube for an easy to make hand filing jig for making even bevels.

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

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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12 Reviews

  • 5
    Arrived straight and clean without scale or any pitting

    Posted by Joe Moro on 10th Jun 2020

    Will recommend to others

  • 5
    1084 steel 32mm x1 metre

    Posted by Mal Garner on 8th Jun 2020

    Great service, delivery just a couple of days, thank you.
    Great service

  • 4

    Posted by mat on 21st May 2020


  • 5
    1084 high carbon

    Posted by Kane Edwards on 11th May 2020

    Great steel easy to heat treat

  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by Luke on 29th Apr 2020

    Great steel for beginners and always comes quick, clean and straight

  • 5
    1084 steel

    Posted by Jacob on 3rd Apr 2020

    Brilliant easy to use steel, very nice introductory steel that allows for simple creativity from any level of skill.

  • 5

    Posted by Ben on 31st Mar 2020

    Good price and much cleaner than other suppliers, (no rust) requires much less cleanup before welding which saves on time and abrasives! Plus you get more steel

  • 5
    1084 steel

    Posted by Steve on 25th Feb 2020

    Can't get any better. I'll be back for more

  • 5
    carbon knife steel 1084

    Posted by P Beresford on 11th Feb 2020

    Well packaged and did not suffer bending in transit. Prompt delivery.
    Nicely annealed and very easy to work with

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