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Old 08-05-2015, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jmccustomknives View Post
L-6 would work real well. After that 15n20 would be cheaper. The nickel content of these steels will make for a much stronger blade than a simple carbon steel. Just remember, there is a trade off between strength and edge holding. Alloys like Chromium and nickel can help offset this but it will always be present. Since we don't know what steel the original blades are comparisons are difficult.

Hey, thanks for the response. From what I understand, the typical steel in an xacto blade is #60 steel (maybe A515?)

I hope that helps refine the topic.
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