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SK5 and 1095 Questions

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by alaskanativeson, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson Member

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    Does anyone know about the composition and performance of SK5 steel? Is it similar to 1095 in application? I've noticed it's being used on quite a few more knives these days, CKRT is using it in their Elishewitz FTWS knife. Cold Steel has glommed onto it as their replacement for Carbon V when they lost their 0170-6 and 50100-B.

    Also, what's the practical difference between 1095 and CroMo 1095? I see the the CroMo has a few more elements in it, but what (if anything) is the difference on the maker's bench and forge?
     
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    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    From one of my many bookmarks. Hpoe it helps.
     
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