3 layer Japanese San Mai blade steel
Core layer is Hitachi White Paper No 2 high carbon steel
Low carbon steel outer layers.
Size: 13.77 inches long x 1.3 inches tall x .137 inches thick
Price is for 1 bar of steel.
Working: can be ground as is or forged.
Heat treat: instruction are included with each bar. It is a fairly simple heat treat and may be quenched in either water or oil.
This is some of the finest Japanese blade steel similar to sword steel and makes great kitchen knives, hunting knives etc.
White paper steel is extremely fine grain takes a razor edge and is ideal for knives requiring the sharpest edge possible. The bars with Blue Paper Steel core(see our other listing) are tougher and better suited for more hard use applications.
**Listing is for San Mai steel bar and not a finished blade blank**