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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Heat Treatment of 1095 High Carbon Steel

AISI 1095 carbon steel can be hardened at 899°C (1650°F). It is then quenched in oil (PQ11) followed by tempering. The cutting edge of cutting tools can be hardened by heating and quenching in order to maintain the toughness of the steel.


AISI 1095 carbon steel can be forged at 955 – 1177°C (1750 to 2150°F). Before performing this process, it is annealed at (1650°F) and slowly cooled in order to homogenize the steel.

Carbon is the main alloying element present in carbon steels. They also contain 0.4% of silicon and 1.2% of manganese. Elements such as nickel, copper, aluminium, and molybdenum are present in small traces. AISI 1095 carbon steel is brittle, and has high hardness and strength.

The following datasheet gives an overview of AISI 1095 Carbon Steel.

Hot working

AISI 1095 carbon steel can be hot worked at 94 to 483°C (200 to 900°F)

Cold working

Cold working of AISI 1095 carbon steel needs greater force than that of the low carbon steels.


AISI 1095 carbon steel can be annealed at 899°C (1650°F) followed by slowly cooling in the furnace.


AISI 1095 carbon steel can be tempered at 372 to 705°C (700 to 1300°F). It has Rockwell C 55 hardness.


AISI 1095 carbon steel can be hardened by cold working or heat treatment.


AISI 1095 carbon steel can be used in springs or cutting tools, which requires sharp cutting edges such as grass or grain cutting tools.

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