11,27 44,75 

  • Supplied in 600mm Lengths
  • 4mm and 5mm thickness available


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.

Country Of Manufacture:

United Kingdom

Supplied by Ground Flat Stock

Chemical Composition:-

C: Cr: Mn: P: S: Si:
1.25% 0.3% 0.4% 0.02% 0.01% 0.2%

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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Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 60 × 5 × 1 cm
Width (mm)

40, 50, 75, 100, 150

Thickness (mm)

4, 5

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