1050-1095 Carbon Steel for Knife Blades

AISI 1050-1095 Carbon Steel

Manufacturer: Various

SK-5 High Carbon Steel (as its marketed as) is a Japanese steel which is the equivalent of 1080 Carbon Steel. This is a very reliable and simple carbon steel that makes a very good carbon knife steel.

Check out the 1080 Carbon Steel page for more info.


C Co Cr Mn Mo Ni P Si S Cu V
0.75-0.85 - - 0.6-0.9 - - - - - - -
Values are shown in percentages.