1080 Steel

Gliden07

Well-Known Member
I have a chance to buy some 1080 steel for $1 a pound. That's a good deal I'm assuming?? I've always bought buy the lenth!
 
On New Jersey Steel Baron for a 1.5" x 48" x .25" piece of 1084 it says it weighs 5.41lbs, which comes out to about $6.57 a pound. They don't have 1080 but I'm sure it's pretty close to the same price.
 

KenH

Well-Known Member
I have a chance to buy some 1080 steel for $1 a pound. That's a good deal I'm assuming?? I've always bought buy the lenth!
As long as it's in a form shape (bar, rod, etc) you can use - and you're SURE it's 1080 (1075 to 1084 is just fine), I'd get all I could. Well, perhaps not a ton of the stuff, but lots of it.
 

KenH

Well-Known Member
400 lb, and if it's in usable form (bars, rods, etc) I'd get the whole thing - that's not a very large pile. If you wished you could sell it and make some money - selling at $3 to $4/lb? Shipped in a flat rate box shipping costs wouldn't be that much.
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
Maybe ask for a small piece to harden and snap to make sure its at least HC steel. Unless you know and trust the guy. I like 1075-1095 steels I have used them a lot. Yes there are better but they still make good knives. I would buy some from you for sure if you did not need the whole 400 pounds.
 

Gliden07

Well-Known Member
Should have known better!! Guy inventoried steel tells me there's 425 pounds of 1018 what would I offer?? NO "AD SAYS 1080?", "OH I just saw that, sorry it's 1018, are you still interested?" Me "No thank you for your time!" SOB!! SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!!
 
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