1084 High Carbon Steel 2.5 x 400 x 900mm

1084 High Carbon Steel 2.5 x 400 x 900mm


1084 High Carbon Steel 2.5 x 400 x 900 mm.

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One sheet of 1084 High Carbon Steel measuring 2.5 x 400 x 900 mm.

1084 is a high carbon blade steel especially suitable for new and experienced knifemakers alike. It is one of the easiest and most forgiving knife steels to heat treat and is simple to work whether performing stock removal or forging.

1084 can also be paired with 15N20 to make Damascus, where the 1084 layers become darker while the high nickel of 15N20 becomes lighter within the pattern when etched in Ferric Chloride.

Note: 1084 steel comes annealed (soft).

Alloy Composition:
Element %
Carbon: 0.80-0.93%
Manganese: 0.60-0.90%
Sulfur: 0.050%
Phosphorus: 0.030%
Sulphur: 0.03%


Recommended Heat Treatment

  • Heat at 815°C.
  • Quench in Houghton’s G Medium Quench Oil or a high flash point vegetable oil such as canola at 50-60°C.
  • 2 tempering cycles for 2 hours each at around 175-200 degrees depending on desired hardness” – higher tempering temps are likely to leave 1084 a bit soft for knives.

Recommended working hardness 60 – 65 HRC.


2.5 x 400 x 900 mm.

Often purchased with: Handle Materials, Kevin Cashen’s Guide and Ferric Chloride Powder

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Additional information

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 90 × 40 × 3 cm
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