Sword Steels

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by David Stifle, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    I'm familiar with all the standard steels used in swordmaking, but recently someone told me they are making a sword out of Elmax and also S30v. I don't recall ever seeing a sword make out of those steels. Are they good steels for swords?
  2. mete


    Jun 10, 2003
    Steels like S30V are fine for knives but not swords. No need for great wear resistance .You could temper back such steels but there are more suitable types.
    CPM 3V makes a good chopper like my Knowles heavy duty camping and hunting knife.
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  3. Highlander 20026

    Highlander 20026

    Jun 19, 2015
    yah sword steel is more 1070, 1075, 1080, 1095, t10, 9260, 5160, 1566, l6, etc
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  4. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    Pretty much what I thought. Thanks guys.

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