1095 Carbon Steel

Available in either Rc 50 Spring Temper or in custom-hardened and tempered condition up to Rc 62, AISI 1095 or 1075 carbon steel is a good, economical material choice where corrosion is not expected to be a problem, and where material is a significant component of total blade cost (as is the case with large, thick blades, or when production quantities are quite high). 1095 or 1075 carbon steel is also a good candidate on blades that need to be selectively hardened by induction heating.

CARBON STEEL
STEEL TYPE 1095 SPRING TEMPER 1075/1095 FULLY HARDENED
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: (%)    
    CARBON (C) 0.95 .75/.95
    MANGANESE (Mn) 0.40 0.40
    SILICON (Si)    
    CHROMIUM (Cr)    
    TUNGSTEN (W)    
    VANADIUM (V)    
    COBALT (Co)    
    NICKEL (Ni)    
    MOLYBDENUM (Mo)    
    OTHER    
TYPICAL HARDNESS, Rc 48-52 60-62
WEAR RESISTANCE VERY LOW MOD
WEAR INDEX ESTIMATE <1 4
TOUGHNESS / SHOCK RESISTANCE VERY HIGH VERY LOW
MATERIAL COST LOWEST LOWEST
FABRICATION COST LOWEST LOW
AVAILABILITY VERY GOOD GOOD
STOCKED THICKNESSES
(in inches)
.010, .015, .025, .032, .042, .050 .062  
THICKNESS RANGE .004 - .125 .010 - .125+
CORROSION RESISTANCE POOR POOR

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Please Note: This data is provided at no charge for the intended purpose of providing material application options to potential blade users. It is offered subject to the usual disclaimer that we have used sources and estimates believed to be reliable in the development of this information, but do not guarantee its accuracy in specific applications. Please note that the chemical elements noted by % are believed to be the major elements affecting performance. Other trace levels of elements may be found depending on supplier and heat number. This data should not be relied on in lieu of application-specific testing. Further, if you see data in these charts that you do not believe is accurate, we would appreciate your calling us with that information at 800-252-3371.