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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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markknife1

Best Answer 8 years ago

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

7 years ago

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

8 years ago

Three words.

Lawn.

Mower.

Blade.

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General EggsRe-design

Answer 8 years ago

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-designGeneral Eggs

Answer 8 years ago

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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caarnteddRe-design

Answer 8 years ago

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.