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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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can anyone help id this?

Started by lee Dec 21, 2017. 0 Replies

i picked this up in an aution and cant figure oit what brand etc..…Continue

Show your carbon steel knives.

Started by Ray Ludlam. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 27, 2017. 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

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Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on November 28, 2014 at 5:50

Thanks for sharing Igor. Being an avid recycler/repurposer myself, I can appreciate your selection and use of materials. Lot of excellent materials out there wanting to be useful again. About 85% of my work is recycled material.

Do have an observation and question for clarity's sake - The lines and marks along the hardened edge, are they artifacts due to etching or actually stress related cracks from forging or thermal cycling? I occasionally get etching artifacts for various reasons, but those all seem linear and almost a pattern as if they were introduced into the steel during the original manufacturing process maybe.

Did you do any testing of the steel prior to forging the blade?

Comment by Bob Robinson on November 26, 2014 at 17:04
Beautiful work Igor! I really like it. The recycled materials gives it a great history to a new work of art in my opinion....
Comment by Bob Robinson on November 17, 2014 at 19:39
I would not want to meet up with those carbon steel blades in close combat! Nice unusual items, thanks for sharing.

Comment by Carl Rechsteiner on March 11, 2014 at 7:14

Little different but they do have forged high carbon blades.

Comment by lg&m on August 28, 2013 at 18:12

Thanks, I have made Macarta a few times with Socks, old coat , jeans. I have some burlap to use next time.

In Memoriam
Comment by Robert Burris on August 18, 2013 at 9:36

Wow, great little knife. I've never heard of making macarta from sox.

Comment by lg&m on August 18, 2013 at 9:27

The knife below is O1 steel with a 2-5/16 blade and the same for the handle.
The handle is macarta I made from some old USMC wool socks.

Comment by lg&m on August 18, 2013 at 9:24

here is one I made with the help of custom maker Bryan Breeden.

In Memoriam
Comment by Robert Burris on August 3, 2013 at 19:50

This is a couple of vintage Robesons, I have. I love all those old time knives.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 3, 2013 at 19:49

My two newest and favorite Carbons.  Donnie forged them at the little forge out at SMKW


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