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Where could I acquire true steel?

I'm sort of a sword maker. You could say I'm an amateur blacksmith. I want to find a dependable source of high-grade steel. I've made a few blades and from what I know about the difference between true steel and cheap steel, I have yet to work with such. All of the metal I have used could not have been true high carbon spring steel because while they are hard, their properties do not reflect that of true steel. I would sincerely appreciate any guidance on where I could order some fine-quality steel so I could produce a truly fine blade.

Answer:

Here okorder.com
Sep 27, 2017
The phrase true steel has no technical meaning. Steel comes in many alloys and grades. Sorry I have no idea where to get different grades and types of steel. McMaster Carr carries a lot of steel bars, sheets, etc.
Sep 27, 2017
You have already a good answer, but you have to bear in mind that in your work you need to follow the correct procedure for heat treatment. That procedure is dependent on the type of steel you have picked on.
Sep 27, 2017

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