Thread: Metal Supplier?
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:14 PM
skydiver skydiver is offline
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From what I've educated myself on so far it seems that I'm looking for A-2 or O-1.
Apparently they exhibit properties conducive to a beginner's talent.

Also, what thickness should i begin with if my blade will ultimately be 3/16?
I notice that it's a standard measurement for ground tool steel, but from what ive read about crafting knives it seems that most people end up grinding the sides to ensure the knife blade will be straight... so should i go with a slightly thicker peace of metal? Or do people not grind the sides at all?

Thanks for the help
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