5160 Spring Steel Katana
Samurai Swords are made of particular mixture of Iron, Carbon and some others added elements that will complete the alloy and give the final properties to the material used to by the sword smith. Each material has its particularities and the swords characteristics, which are mostly acquired during the forging processes, are ruled by these particularities. Actually, the desired sword type is in great part determined by the Steel material to use. Besides the price, the pieces to mount, the Hamon type, the tang category and so much properties that the sword will carry depend on the Steel Type to forge. The Steel type itself can be determined up on the intended use of the Katana and the demander budget. 5160 Spring Steel Katanas are not exceptions: they inherit several properties from the 5160 Spring Steel from which they are made of and they acquire some other characteristics during the forging process and the finalizing operations.
5160 Spring Steel
5160 Spring Steel contains basically %0.6 of Carbon; that gives it the major characteristics of 1060 Carbon Steel. It is an alloy of Chromium with a small percentage of Silicon. Actually, Chromium is present at %0.7 and Silicon at %0.2. The Chromium percentage is not enough to make the Spring Steel stainless, but it is enough to make the 5160 more resistant and more durable than the 1060 Carbon steel.
This Spring Steel type is very tough and commonly used to make very solid parts of machinery. It is characterized by a very high tensile strength. 5160 Spring Steel has the property of keeping the edge’s shapes as they are for long time even if they are exposed to great corrosive and abrasive efforts. The Carbon tenor within this Chromium alloy should make the heat treatment a delicate process. Actually, heat treatment does not influence so much the chemical composition but it influences and modifies the physical properties. Thus, the final properties acquired by the 5160 Spring Steel are function of the applied heat treatment. This Heat treatment resistance is the result of the several elements that form the alloy.
5160 Spring Steel Katanas
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