1095 High Carbon Steel 3,5mm

1095 High Carbon Steel is most commonly used for forging various knife blades, especially swords.

  • The steel is in the annealed state. Use the PQ11 (Premium Quench Oil for optimum hardening)
  • Iron alloy contains 1.0% carbon, 0.90% manganese, 0.05% sulphur, and 0.04% phosphorus.
  • Layer 1095 with 15N20 to forge Damascus, and etch with Ferric Chloride to bring out the contrast.
  • Higher carbon steels like 1095 will keep an edge much better than stainless steels, but are also more susceptible to rust without proper care. We recommend that you clean the blade after use, heat it with a hair dryer, and apply some Fluid Film to protect it from rust. Fluid Film is food-safe.
  • STRIP SIZE: 3,5mm x 49 x 1 meter flat bar


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Normalising Cycle:

857°C, Hold for 10 minutes and then cool in still air to black and magnetic.

Grain Refinement Cycle:

785°C, Hold for 10 minutes and then cool in still air to black and magnetic.

Annealing Cycle:

749°C, Hold for 30 minutes and then slow cool in furnace, ash or vermiculite.


775 – 800°C, Hold for 10 minutes

Quench in PQ11 fast oil


175 – 220°C

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of AISI 1095 carbon steel.

Element Content (%)
Iron, Fe 98.38 – 98.8
Carbon, C 0.90 – 1.03
Sulfur, S ≤ 0.050
Phosphorous, P ≤ 0.040
Manganese, Mn 0.30 – 0.50


Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 1000 × 49 × 3.5 mm