*Steel Cutting Note*
*Steel is sold by the foot*, (EX: A quantity of 3 is for a single 3 foot bar.) we receive the bars in 4 foot lengths (CPM steels are 3 foot) Please provide cutting instructions in the shopping cart left of the total price in the box "Special instructions for seller". Anything over 3 feet will cost extra for shipping and will be cut. If you do not provide specific cutting instructions and order more then 4 feet, bars will be cut in half. CPM steels will come in uncut 3 foot lengths if full bars are ordered (3,6,9 feet etc.) Example: An order quantity of 8 in 1095 .125"x 2" will result in four 2 foot bars. 7 foot order will have two 2 footers and a 3 footer. Please comment/ contact to change.*
Info about CPM D-2 from distributor.
"Forever raising the bar for themselves, Crucible has taken their well-respected D-2 steel powderized and re-smelted to achieve CPM D2, which has more evenly distributed carbides, adding even better wear resistance to an already impressive steel.
Considered a high carbon steel in this more distributed state, regular D-2 does air-harden which could present difficulties for the amateur maker.
However, when heat treated and ground properly, CPM D2 is a monster in any application, taking everything the user throws at it and then asking for more.
The high carbon and carbide density translate to an edge that forms a burr that is commonly described as eerily sharp no matter the abuse and use.
If there is any downside to this steel is that it may not offer the best corrosion resistance, but when well maintained and cared for, makes a knife worth several lifetimes."