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Can't find 1084

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Budkeywest, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Budkeywest

    Budkeywest

    5
    Feb 1, 2017
    Howdy! Been looking for 1084 1/8 x 1.5 x 12 for my second knife.

    Anybody have some websites for suppliers? Everywhere I am looking its out of stock.

    Thanks!
     
  2. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Does it have to be 1084? Why not take a look at some other steels in the eutectic range like 1086, 1080, 1075, 80CrV2?
     
  3. BartlettBlades

    BartlettBlades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    98
    Mar 24, 2016
    If you can go up in thickness a hair to 5/32 or .156 nj steel baron has a 48" piece 1.5 inch wide for a little less than $23

    Sent from my SM-N915V using Tapatalk
     
  4. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    And Aldo (NJSB) will run it through the grinder to make it 1/8" for you if you ask him nice.
     
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
    It seems like everyone is a little low on inventory right now.
     
  6. DevinT

    DevinT KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    472
    Jan 29, 2010
    AKS is getting some in soon I believe.

    Hoss
     
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
    That's good, my wife is getting ready to make two billets up and we could not find it in the right size anywhere the other day..Back before Aldo had his runs made Admiral steel sold plain 1084, no vanadium. I bought the last bunch they had on clearance. 72" long 1/8" thick sticks for like $6 each. I think I bought about 8-10 sticks at that price.
     
  8. Budkeywest

    Budkeywest

    5
    Feb 1, 2017
    Thanks for the info!

    I thought 1084 was a good "beginners" steel for knives. All the different steel types are a bit confusing...😳
     
  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky

    Dec 13, 2008
    It is, its about the easiest steel out there for a home brew heat treat..Kinda hard to mess up.
     
  10. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    Is Kelly Cupples out of 1080?
     
  11. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Bud, yes 1084 is a good beginner steel [ easy to forge and HT. BUT that doesn't mean it's not good for experienced makers ! One of the better Damascus steels when mixed , 1084/15N20 .Good performance alone also.
     
  12. melsdad

    melsdad

    519
    Apr 3, 2008
    Had the same problem recently trying to find .250 thick 1084. Even W2, 1075 and 1095 were not available.
     

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