Carbon Steel Group

This group if dedicated for the knife users/collectors that prefer Carbon Steel to the newer "Super Steels" and Stainless Steels that are used more and more these days-CV, 1095, or any other.

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Show your carbon steel knives.

Started by Ray Ludlam. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 27. 16 Replies

I was asked to show my Carbon knives, if I had any.…Continue

Tags: steel, carbon

10-series Carbon Steel (1095, 1075...)

Started by Brad T.. Last reply by Brad T. Nov 6, 2015. 6 Replies

"The Knife Steel FAQ by Joe TalmadgeThe 10-series -- 1095 (and 1084, 1070, 1060, 1050, etc.) Many of the 10-series steels for cutlery, though 1095 is the most popular for knives. When you go in order…Continue

Tags: Carbon, Steel, 1050, 1060, 1084


Started by Craig Henry. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 23, 2015. 26 Replies

Has anyone used D2....specifically, Queen's D2?How do you like it?Is it as hard to sharpen as some say?Continue

Tags: Heat, Treat, Peter's, Sharpen, Steel

Carbon Steel for the Kitchen?!

Started by Craig Henry. Last reply by Jan Carter Nov 18, 2014. 45 Replies

When I was a young lad dating my future wife, I remember when I used to go to her house for supper her father would use a carbon steel carving knife and fork with beautiful  stag handles! The blade…Continue

Tags: fork, knife, carving, steel, carbon

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Comment by Max LC de BC Wedges on March 22, 2017 at 13:46
Well worthwhile to include some of the older Carbon Steels. They offer toughness and edge stability, though demanding attention. L6 for instance... Just got (is on its way) a lovely "recurve", in that steel from (who else?) Derrick Tappin of TripleX k., one of a kind. Will be posting a picture of ir...
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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on January 11, 2016 at 6:36

Glad Sergy posted. I'd forgot all about the sheath pics. These are of the original final finish on the sheath. I later added a grizzly claw with turquoise inlay to the center panel per Huck's request. Can't find pics of the modification (must of buried them somewhere). Huck did say his knife and the one I made Mark will be seen in the last couple of 2015 episodes.

Comment by Sergey Semenov on January 10, 2016 at 8:13

I have knife Mark McCoun. Very nice knife!
Steel 1095, maple handle, blade 11.5 cm (3 mm thickness).

Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on April 23, 2015 at 4:50

I need a proof reader bad....... Should read "bear" instead of "ear".

Let's wait until it hits the flat screen (if it does) before we start talking signatures. Besides Jan, you and Donnie can watch me forge these out anytime. Sure good to talk to both of you yesterday.

May be late next week on sheath, still have a good bit to do on it and time will be short until then.

Hey Mike, thanks, the knife will definitely compliment it's owner. He's typical back mountain quiet, but not to be messed with - if you know what I mean.

Comment by Mike West on April 22, 2015 at 21:25

Carl, That is one badass knife. Anxious to see the sheath.

Comment by Jan Carter on April 22, 2015 at 19:22

Hey now, that is great congrats on getting to have this beauty on TV.  LOL, Donnie wants to know if he can have your autograph!!!

Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on April 22, 2015 at 6:44

For you folks that like to watch Discovery Channel/American Moonshiners, keep your eyes open for this to be riding Huck's hip in a few episodes. Huck's a good friend of mine and he's started "working" with Mark on the series. Wanted to use a bear jaw but critters toted it off so Hawg Jaw had to work. Blade is forged from Farriers' Rasp and is 12" (knife is 18.5" oal). Working up the sheath today and should get it to him before weekend. Think I'm going to call it "Moon Sticker".

Will post sheath pics later this week (hopefully).


Ps - one of my gunstock war clubs will do a cameo sometime during the season as well.

Comment by Greg Riggs on February 17, 2015 at 14:18

Thanks Carl, I really enjoy creating. I'm making 5 of these. Kind of a tribute to Uncle Bob Riggs who made these for our servicemen during WWII. It is 13 " + overall, thinking about a copper lined pretty plain sheath.

Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on February 17, 2015 at 5:54

Pretty nice "traditional" Greg. Is that 13"+ an over-all or just the blade?

Got your leather figured out?


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