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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    I believe not, 440 A & B are found in the cheaper end of the market. Pay a bit more and get a better steel.
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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    The main difference between 440a, 440b and 440c is the carbon content.

    Type 440A - Type 440B - Type 440C

    .60 - .75 -- .75 -- .95 -- .95 - 1.2

    My understanding is that the more C in the steel offsets the Cr in the steel so the better the steel

    I really haven't used it as most knifemaking sizes are in 440c. I think that Puma and Randall did some knives in 440b. Factories can get a batch done for a steel manufacturers.

    It will not be good as 440c but it is much better than 440a.
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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    Got my steel shipment from Admiral a couple of days ago. 59 pounds of steel cost me US$400, airmail was US$300. Still cheaper than I can get here and all the grades and thicknesses I want are available.


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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Raso Knives
    Got my steel shipment from Admiral a couple of days ago. 59 pounds of steel cost me US$400, airmail was US$300. Still cheaper than I can get here and all the grades and thicknesses I want are available.


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    How did you find their service, esp payment methodology?

    I tried to do some shopping there a year ago and the dolts wouldn't let me pay other than if I posted a photocopy of my credit card to them via snail mail. Nothing I tried would change this policy, even when I suggested they hold the goods until payment was cleared they still refused. Can't say I was enamoured with the idea of posting off my credit card and told them that. Made a mockery of their mission statement about great service.

    I presume something has changed there and they allowed you to pay electronically??

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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    [quote=Warrick Edmonds]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Del Raso Knives":ct7y7a8y
    Got my steel shipment from Admiral a couple of days ago. 59 pounds of steel cost me US$400, airmail was US$300. Still cheaper than I can get here and all the grades and thicknesses I want are available.


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    How did you find their service, esp payment methodology?

    I tried to do some shopping there a year ago and the dolts wouldn't let me pay other than if I posted a photocopy of my credit card to them via snail mail. Nothing I tried would change this policy, even when I suggested they hold the goods until payment was cleared they still refused. Can't say I was enamoured with the idea of posting off my credit card and told them that. Made a mockery of their mission statement about great service.

    I presume something has changed there and they allowed you to pay electronically??

    Warrick Edmonds[/quote:ct7y7a8y]

    I get stuff from Tracey at USA knifemaker. They are very good to deal with.

    I am also looking at getting some steel from Aldo. I might even consider a group buy.

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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    Quote Originally Posted by Warrick Edmonds
    I presume something has changed there and they allowed you to pay electronically??
    I purchased from them a few months ago. Initially they tried to get me to email a photocopy of a credit card.
    which is a stupid idea, not to mention i dont have a credit card.
    They then told me I could do an international transfer with a $25 surcharge so thats what I did.

    Other than that they were quick to respond to emails, price was good and it came packaged well.
    But not alot of desire to purchase from them again any time soon
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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    they want you to email a photocopy of a credit card, well that's moving with technology aint it. Ask em if they prefer it telexed instead.

    sorry, as you can tell, i'm carrying a bit of baggage from my conversations with Admiral Steel.

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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    Warrick, Admiral are not the only suppliers with strange requests. Origionally they wanted me to fax a copy off the front and back of my card. I chose to phone them direct and read them my details and that was cool.

    Before emails I use to order everything over the phone. The calls are only a couple of minutes long and cost 2 to 3 bucks. The added advantage is you know immediately is something is out of stock.

    The only down side to calling direct is getting someone on the line that can't understand aussie accent or love it so much they want to talk for ever.


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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Raso Knives
    Before emails I use to order everything over the phone. The calls are only a couple of minutes long and cost 2 to 3 bucks. The added advantage is you know immediately is something is out of stock.

    The only down side to calling direct is getting someone on the line that can't understand aussie accent or love it so much they want to talk for ever.


    Peter
    I do still phone up, generally.

    Yes some do want to talk a bit.
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    Re: Steel supplier stocking knife-grade steels? 440C, 1095 e

    i can see Port kembla bluescope steelworks) from my place. I went to a couple of local suppliers and spoke to a Boehler rep. Nice bloke but a lot of the steel is coming from Sweden.Can this be true?

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