26C3 is a high carbon, very clean, fine-grained steel capable of high hardness and holding very fine edges, making this steel suited to kitchen knives, razors etc where extreme wear resistance is not always needed. This is the go to steel for hamons.
Since 26C3 is a High Carbon steel, it will rust if not properly taken care of. The finished blades should be cleaned and oiled after use to avoid corrosion.
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Supplied by Ground Flat Stock
Suggested Heat Treatment:
Heat to 800 – 820C Hold for 10 minutes
Water or Oil Quench (Suggested oil is Rye 50)
Temper for two hours at 150C for 65HRc
Temper for two hours at 175C for 64HRc
Supplied in 600mm Lengths
The UK made high carbon steel it one of the finest blade steels and comes Hot Rolled, Pickled and Annealed. It will arrive ready and able to be forged and ground into a blade or used for Damascus steel.
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