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What to use for a katana blade??? Answered


I am planning on making a katana. However, I have no idea what variety of carbon steel to get or where to order it from. HELP!!!

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markknife1Best Answer (author)2010-09-20

try going to a junkyard. leaf springs from cars are a good base for a katana because of its strength and flexibility.

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Spriggs (author)2011-08-05

Most modern katanas are high carbon steel so something easy and still fair would be 1045 or 1055 or even 1060 possibly 1095 if your good at metal forging

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Re-design (author)2010-06-22

Three words.

Lawn.

Mower.

Blade.

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General Eggs (author)Re-design2010-06-24

If I used that, it wouldn't be long enough and I'm trying to go for a more professional finish to it.

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Re-design (author)General Eggs2010-06-25

If you go to a lawnmower repair shop you can find one with enough flat to make a pretty large knife.

And the professional finish you are looking for comes from your finger tips by applying lots of elbow grease.

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caarntedd (author)Re-design2010-06-22

If you have the tools and ability to make scrap metal into a suitable size/length for a katana, then I also have three words regarding the humble mower blade.

Makes.

Good.

Knives.

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