Hardness & STrength
Edge Retention

1095 High Carbon Steel All-Purpose

Our laser cut 1095 steel is made with hardness and sharpness in mind.

Boasting a carbon content greater than common mild steel, 1095 is the ideal choice when hardness, and therefore edge retention, is the goal of your project. 

Material Details

Advertised Thickness .122″ | 3.1mm
Gauge N/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive .007″
Thickness Tolerance Negative .007″
Cutting Process Fiber Laser
Cut Tolerance .005″
Available Operations
Deburring No
Bending No
Powder Coating No
Powder Coating No
Hardware No
Design Considerations
Max Part Size 42″ x 56″
Min Hole Size .049″
Min Bridge Size .061″
Material Composition Iron (Fe): 98.4 – 98.8 Carbon (C): 0.9 – 1 Manganese (Mn): 0.3 – 0.5 Sulfur (S): 0 – 0.050 Phosphorus (P): 0 – 0.040
Density 490 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Yield) 130 ksi
Shear Strength 72 ksi
Shear Modulus 10000 ksi
Fatigue Strength 44 ksi
Brinell Hardness 270
Elongation at Break 11%
Elastic Modulus 27000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio .29
Thermal Conductivity
Melting Point
Magnetic Yes
Advertised Thickness.185″ | 4.7mm
Thickness Tolerance Positive.014″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.004″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
Powder CoatingNo
Powder CoatingNo
Design Considerations
Max Part Size42″ x 56″
Min Hole Size.074″
Min Bridge Size.093″
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 98.4 – 98.8
Carbon (C): 0.9 – 1
Manganese (Mn): 0.3 – 0.5
Sulfur (S): 0 – 0.050
Phosphorus (P): 0 – 0.040
Density490 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Yield)130 ksi
Shear Strength72 ksi
Shear Modulus10000 ksi
Fatigue Strength44 ksi
Brinell Hardness270
Elongation at Break11%
Elastic Modulus27000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.29
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 

Common Uses

  • Cutting tools
  • Knives, axes, and swords
  • Various springs
  • Shims
  • Automotive parts
  • And so much more!

Our 1095 high carbon steel is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

Material Charts and Guidelines

Min/Max Part Sizes


Processing Min/Max Part Sizes


Density Guidelines


Design Guidelines


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