W-1 Tool Steel
  Heat treat temperature 1450-1600 F
  Quench Water or Brine
  Hardness Rockwell 56c
  Applications Blacksmith tools
Cold Chisels
Hand punches
Cold Forming Tools
Knives
Scissors and Shears
Razors
Woodworking Chisels
  Disadvantages 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".

  • W-1 Drill Rod
  • W-1 Flat Stock
  • W-1 Square Stock