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I'm looking for some pointers to mail order steel suppliers (of the sort of quantities that newbie knife makers will want - i.e. not much!).
And what is bound to be a dumb question - is EN1A steel the same as annealed '01'? or am I barking up completely the wrong tree?
15-12-03, 05:37 PM
Matt, what you have there is mild steel & it's unlikely that you'll be able to work it into a knife;)
Try www.parkersteel.com they're near to me & where I get my tool steel (O1) from:)
Good job I didn't try a piece of that then :) I've long forgotten the little I learned about steel grades (at school!).
I'll keep looking, now that I know what I should be aiming for (I can't seem to find any 01 on the parker steel site, but I guess there must be others).
You could try www.,rswww.com, http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/suppcat.html. or www.argentsteel.co.uk for larger quantities.
O1 is sometimes called guage plate or Ground Flat Stock
Try giving Alan Wood a call, he has been a great help to me and usually has 0-1 in stock. He can be hard to get hold of on the phone so his email is email@example.com
Hope this helps!
Thanks guys :)
Just ordered a piece from RS (I never knew they sold steel). Having said that, I think I'll receive my Trond blade before Christmas, so I'll have plenty to play with over the holiday!
21-12-03, 11:01 AM
I buy my O1 from http://www.collegeengineering.co.uk/ or http://www.chronos.ltd.uk// Hope this helps.
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