52100 Information & Composition
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An excellent high carbon steel. It is one of my favorites. 52100 was developed for use as industrial bearings and has excellent wear resistance and strength. 52100 makes an excellent knife as a monosteel or it can be san mai welded with other steels such as 410 or 416 stainless.
CruForge V and 1080+ are shown in the table above for comparison purposes.
Data Sheets:Bohler 52100
Crucible CruForge V
Heat Treating Information:Austenitize: Heat to 1545°-1615° and hold for 5 minutes. Quench in oil.
Temper: Temper twice for two hours each time. Use the table below to achieve desired hardness.
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