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Old 01-26-2012, 05:34 PM
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What steel would be best?

A friend of mine wants me to make a knife for him in exchange for some steel. He gave me a list of the steels that he has access to, but I don't know much about them yet. Any recommendations? Heres the list:
Stainless 303
Stainless 17-4
Stainless 416
.125 stainless 15-5 ph per ams5659
.1875 stainless15-5 ph
.188O.D. .O49 WALL 304 STAINLESS
.250 C300 AMS6514/F
.250 CUSTOM 455 AMS5617/J
.250 STAINLESS 15-5 PH PER AMS 5659
.3125 CUSTOM 455 ASM5617/J
.3125 STAINLESS 316
.375 C300 AMS 6514/F
.375 CUSTOM 455 ASM5617/J
.375 DELRIN 150
.375 INCONEL 625
.395 MP35N CW-FS PER AMS5844 & ASTM F562
.437 DELRIN 150
.4375 CUSTOM 455 ASM5617/J
.4375 440C ANNEALED
.4375 STAINLESS 15-5 PER ASM5659
.462 MP35N CW-FS PER AMS5844 & ASTMF562
.437 GLID COP AL-60
.500 INCONEL 625 COND A
.500 BIODUR CCM PLUS HOT WORKED
.500 C300 AMS6514/F
.500 C350 MIL-S-46850
.500 CUSTOM 455 ASM5617/J
.500 DELRIN 150
.500 INCONEL 718 AMS5662.500 INVAR 36
.500 O.D. .049WALL 304 STAINLESS
.5625 INCONEL 718 AMS 5662
.580 TITANIUM BETA C
.625 INCONEL 718 AMS5662
.625 CUSTOM 455 AMS 5617/J
.625 C300 AMS 6514/F
.625 DELRIN 150
.625 MP35N CW-FS PER ASM5844 &ASTM F562
.625 STAINLESS 15-5 PH
.665 TITANIUM BETA C
.688 INCONEL 718 AMS5662
.690 TITANIUM BETA C
.748 (19MM) GLID COP AL-60

Any information on these steels would be appreciated!
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