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1070 to 1080 High Carbon Steel

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A resilient compromise of durability and edge retention.

A quality blade steel used to create tough blades which sharpen easily and hold an edge well. These are steels used for blades where greater edge retention is desired over lower carbon steels.


1070 / 1075: Where 1060 and 1065 are all rounders which slightly favor durability, the 1070 and 1075 high carbon steels are a type of well-rounded steel which slightly favors a keen edge with improved retention. 


1080: A compromise between 1075 and 1090, this steel has excellent edge retention and will maintain an edge over lower carbon steels, though this comes at the usual cost of slightly increased brittleness associated with higher carbon content – a good choice for an experienced cutting practitioner.

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