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San Mai bar stock w Takefu White Steel(Shiro2) core + 22 layer Suminagashi Outer - Maker Material Supply
San Mai bar stock w Takefu White Steel(Shiro2) core + 22 layer Suminagashi Outer - Maker Material Supply
San Mai bar stock w Takefu White Steel(Shiro2) core + 22 layer Suminagashi Outer - Maker Material Supply
San Mai bar stock w Takefu White Steel(Shiro2) core + 22 layer Suminagashi Outer - Maker Material Supply

San Mai bar stock w Takefu White Steel(Shiro2) core + 22 layer Suminagashi Outer

22 layer Japanese San Mai blade steel 
 
Core layer is Takefu White Steel (Shiro 2) high carbon steel 
22 layer suminagashi low carbon steel outer layers.  
 
Size:  13 inches long x 1.3 inches tall x .215 inches thick
 
Price is for 1 bar of steel.
 
Working: can be ground as is or forged.  
 
Heat Treat:  instructions will be provided with each bar.  It is a fairly simple HT process and oil quenched.  
 
This is some of the finest Japanese blade steel similar to sword steel and makes great kitchen knives, hunting knives etc.  
 
Takefu White steel(Shiro 2) is fine grain and takes a razor edge and makes great knives.   Takefu adds Cr(.2-.5%) and Ni(.7-1.3%) to this steel which differs from the Hitachi White Paper steel #2.   
 
**Listing is for San Mai steel bar and not a finished blade blank**
 

Knife photos courtesy of Matt Hummel from MG Hummel Knives (@mghummelknives on Instagram)

 

 

$37.99 Regular price

Customer Reviews

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K
K.S.
Excellent quality steel

Great quality, fast shipping. Will definitely order again!

M
M.
Forged mini bowie knife

Love the erratic pattern you get from forging the 22-layer san mai.

M
M.
First time forging with the 22-layer san mai!

Forging this material was easy and fun! It revealed a much more chaotic pattern. VERY satisfying!
The image below is the mini edc cleaver made from the 22-layer san mai.

M
M.
Loved working with this steel!

As a novice knifemaker it was a little challenging to get the bevels as symmetrical as possible for cohesive layers but it was worth the time! Truly enjoyed working with it. Will not be my last time ordering the 22 layer san mai!

Side note: the small skinner developed a sort of rusty discoloration post etching. I believe this was purely an error on my part, NOT THE STEEL. the other edc knife didn't develop any discoloration.

B
B.S.B.
Best service and steel

All the steel I have used has been fully annealed and forged beautifully. No delams with the layered steel. Great grain structure and emails are returned very quickly!