Wednesday, October 18, 2017

High Carbon Steel

High carbon steel is a steel with carbon contain about 3% make this steel is hard and still flexible to be formed. This still also hard and flexible make this still suitable for spring steel, for knife and for other garden equipment.

use for knife and garden tools
knife and garden tools
A steel can contain of many other metal and non metal mixture. Other metal addition can make a better properties in total after mixing. But non metal mixing like carbon on steel can make the steel tough. A type of steel that enough of carbon mixture in it make it very tough, yet not so tough that it becomes brittle and inflexible. Sword blades made out of high carbon steel tent to keep an edge well, but be flexible enough that can bend them over 3 degree out of line and they will flex back true. It is different with stainless steel that wan't back to the beginning position if bend and stay bent. The disadvantage of carbon steels are rust easily and we have to keep oiled to make this steel can stay for longer time. An improper tempered of carbon steel blade will be hard but brittle, and shatter easily.

Carbon steel also called as spring steels. We often find narrow pieces of this steel lying in the gutter because it is used to make the bristles for the brushes on-street sweeper trucks. In order can perform in a spring manner, it must usually be heat treated properly in order to minimize the number of large ferrite-crystals and to encourage the formation of fine grained particle.

Unlike metal alloys with less carbon, when machined or struck, it produces a lot of sparks. A common mistake made by people that are trying to start a fire with flint and steel is that they are not using a steel with a high enough of carbon content.

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