·Cold rolled and annealed 1075 carbon steel construction
·High carbon content makes it easier to work with
·Measures: 1/4" x 2" x 18"
·When heat treating bring to 1450°-1475°F, then quench immediately, holding at a noncrucial point such as the blade spine or handle area
·Temper between 400°-600°F, depending upon the desired hardness
May have slight rust or pitting due to the steel's chemical makeup