A water hardening tool steel that is one of the most commonly used tool steels due to its strong characteristics. It does undergo a decent amount of distortion during quenching, so do be aware of that. It is typically used in shafts, pins, blacksmithing tools, and short term wearing tooling.
Blacksmith tools, Cold Chisels, Hand punches, Cold Forming Tools, Knives, Scissors and Shears, Razors, Woodworking Chisels
Water hardening tool steels tend to experience significant distortion during the quench operation. In addition, the hardening operation applies only to the outer "case" of the material, rather than being "through-hardened".
Ultimate Tensile Strength
Yield Tensile Strength
Modulus of Elasticity
Elongation at break percentage
C56/575 Depending on Temper
0.6 - 1.4
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