Ok I have purchased steel From Admiral Steel in the past. Mostly 1075/1080. After reading I want to try some 01. So I look at the prices. 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 18 = $20.35. I talk to my machinist friend who say I should look at this place KBC tools. So I look them up and find Starrett 01 with the same dimensions as above for $10.41. I am not saying anything bad about Admiral they are very helpful. I just want to know if anyone has ever used KBC Tools? I should say that there is a $25 min order. If you want to check the out they are on the web at www.kbctools.com.