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Username Post: 1095 vs 1095 CroVan        (Topic#864709)
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11-15-09 14:09.22 - Post#1981834    

What is the difference between 1095 vs 1095 CroVan steel? Is 0170-6C similar?

Edited by hillst1 on 11-15-09 14:15.31. Reason for edit: No reason given.
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11-15-09 14:27.15 - Post#1981845    

    In response to hillst1

1095 is bacically Iron and 1% Carbon.

A great Solid Knife Steel.

Perfoamance will totally depend on Heat treat and Geometry.

0170-6 - 50-100B and 1095Cr0-Van are the Same Steel

It is 1095 with a little chromium added for better hardening - A little Moly for Edge Strength and a little more Edge Holding - A little Nickel for some added Toughness and a little Vanadium for better Bonding.

the use of the term 1095Cro-Van is not a steel term or even any real name for a steel.

It is something that developed from internal memos between Sharon Steel (The Developer of the formula) and all of the Knife Companies that ordered it back in the 50s - 60s - 70s & 80s. Companies ordered it from Sharon and the name stuck - internally between those Companies.

It was never a name for the Steel.

I really wish Companies had Stuck to the real names for that Steel.

0170-6 and 50-100B.

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