SILVER STEEL

£8.75£10.00

This product is sold in cut lengths of 1000mm and various diameters 13mm, 15mm and 20mm selected below. Please specify the number of lengths you require in the quantity box.

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SILVER STEEL

This product is sold in cut lengths of 1000mm and various diameters 13mm, 15mm and 20mm.

Silver steel is common tool steel traditionally supplied as a centreless ground round bar (with tolerances similar to that of drill bit). The name comes from the highly polished appearance of the rods; there is no silver in the alloy. The silver steel bar supplied by Barmond (Special Steels) Limited is  BS-1407 material supplied in the drawn condition primarily for forging blades where the expense of ground material is not a pre-requisite.

Amongst other applications, it has been widely used to make such things as punches, engravers, screwdrivers. Sheffield silver steel is used in France as a blade steel for straight razors. In Finland, German silver steel was and still is widely used for Puukko knives.

The composition is defined by UK specification BS-1407, and is given below. In the annealed state it has a hardness of 27 HRC. It can be hardened to 64 HRC

Element

BS-1407 Silver Steel

Min

Typical

Max

Carbon

0.95%

1.13%

1.25%

Chromium

0.35%

0.43%

0.45%

Manganese

0.25%

0.37%

0.45%

Silicon

0

0.22%

0.40%

Phosphorus

0

0.014%

0.045%

Sulphur

0

0.018%

0.045%

Iron

Balance

Additional information

SIZE

13mm diameter x 1000mm, 15mm diameter x 1000mm, 20mm diameter x 1000mm