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Knife Steel Suppliers In Sask?

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by YoungGun96, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. YoungGun96

    YoungGun96 New Member

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    Are there any steel suppliers in sask for knife steel? Or is someone best off ordering from Canadian Knife Maker Supply?
     
  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Well ‘best,’ might not be the right word, but, ‘convenience,’ maybe lol. Shipping shouldn’t kill you as much as us poor schmucks in Ontario @YoungGun96 so go ahead and order from knifemaker.ca.

    My knock on the word ‘best,’ was not a knock on their service by the way, it is top knotch and they are a pleasure to deal with, very professional and friendly.

    My knock was just the selection and the dimensions. We don’t all just make kitchen knives, so I’d love to see some AEB-L in 3-4” wide and in 3/16 or even 1/4.

    (Rant in t-minus 3-2-1) I’d also like to see a Canadian supplier open up with the kind of steel selection available at Aldo Bruno, Alpha Knife Supply or even a USA knife maker, considering the paradox that Canada is the biggest supplier of steel to the U.So_O:confused:

    But for now @YoungGun96 , you couldn’t go wrong ordering some from knifemaker.ca.

    What steel are you interested in? How are you processing it? Are you trying your hand at forging or stock removal, and then what are your options for heat treating? We can all point you in a certain direction if we know that info (the above vendor has heat treat service too FYI).

    Let us know, glad to have you on-board!

    Cheers,

    Griff
     
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  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I buy mostly from CKS. I have gone to Metal Supermarkets for O1 and I have brought up some steel from Jantz and Alpha in the past when the dollar was close to par. The exchange rate, freight and other random charges really makes it hard to bring steel up from USA in smaller quantities.

    Also, don't forget Mike Mossington. I got 3 feet of 154CM from him and his price was good and the postage was fair. He doesn't have a store per se, but drop him an email. Really good guy to deal with. http://www.mossingtonknives.com/

    Last time I heard @FORGE had a pile of 15N20 he was offering up.
     
  4. YoungGun96

    YoungGun96 New Member

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    First off this will be my first attempt at making a knife so I'm open to any and all advice. I'm planning on doing stock removal first then moving on to forging. I was thinking of using 1084 steel, oil quenching then tempering in a toaster oven. I hope to be forging metal by springtime. I have a pretty good plan (I think) for a forge and forge burner. Basically a 12" long and 11" wide piece of thin wall steel tubing, 2" kaowool inside with a brick on the floor, inside covered with refractory and a gameco style homemade burner.
     
  5. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    There are no suppliers of knife steel in Saskatchewan unless you want some Damascus or a piece of 52100 but that is not beginner knife making steel.
    I have a large supply of 5160 but it is 3/8 or 5/16 thick ans in most cases requires forging to size.
    Canadian Knife Maker is your best source.
     
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  6. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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  7. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Griff as close as I can tell from it being -31 C in my garage is 2 pieces 3x22 and about 10-15 pieces roughly 16-18 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide.
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    -31°C inside? I don't feel bad now.
     
  9. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    @FORGE lol! I hear you! Okay let’s wait for it to thaw out a bit and if you still have it and want to part with some for $ we will talk
    then.

    I have this crazy notion, compelling need to make a rediculously large D guard Bowie with an equally ridiculously thick spine..:D

    :beer: Griff
     
  10. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Okay, I will look at it again when it is +31
     
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