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Steel grades
« on: December 05, 2004, 10:22:30 PM »
I was wondering, what do the different grades of carbon/stainless steel?

I have seen things such as 420 stainless and 1050 carbon steel, what are the differences?

I ask, because I am looking to buy a new diamond edged folded damask steel katana for my collection, and wondering what would be best ;D
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Re:Steel grades
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004, 12:13:41 PM »
stainless steel: contains at least 12% Cr.
1050 carbon steel is a medium carbon steel and sword is usually made by this kind of steel.

For the chemical compostion and some physical properties of 420 stainless steel, please search
www.imetalindina.com/stainless-steel.html
www.delvest.com/alloys.htm

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