If you want to make a usable knife, any steel will need to be heat treated. A good starting steel is 1095 because it's relatively cheap and easy to work. Only drawback is it'll rust real easy if you don't take care of it.
What kind of tools do you have??
Take care!! Michael
Always think of your fellow knife makers as partners in the search for the perfect blade, not as people trying to compete with you and your work!
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Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms!!!