5160 Carbon Steel

5160 carbon steel is a steel popular with forgers, it is extremely popular now and a very high-end steel. It is essentially a simple spring steel with chromium added for hardness. 5160 steel has good edge holding, but is known especially for its outstanding toughness (like L-6). Often used for swords (hardened in the low 50s Rc) because of its toughness, and is also used for hard use knives and tomahawks (hardened up near the 60s Rc).

All 5160 Carbon Steel swords and knives For sale are below.

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