View Full Version : 1095 against O1

Philip Lee
10-07-2003, 11:41 PM
Hi All,

Pound for pound given the same blade with the same geometry shape, edge etc.

How does 1095 stack up against 01 as a knife steel.

Thanks in advance.

Philip Lee

10-11-2003, 10:11 AM
I have never been a consistent user of oil-hardening steel, but you have named the two most likely to be used. There is no doubt that O1 will remain popular and is a very good steel. However, I know makers that prefer 1095 and for folders the spring aspect of 1095 is an asset. I think both are comparable as far as edge holding capabilities. Bob Ogg used nothing but 1095 until he went to ATS34 and still used 1095 for his springs. Take your choice on any day and change the next, you will do just fine.

Philip Lee
10-12-2003, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback Dave.

Philip Lee

11-03-2003, 06:27 AM
First 1095 is classed as a water hardening steel, although for knife blades oil is my preference. 01 at 56 to 58rc is the superior edge holder. 01 is much more wear resistant.