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San Mai Billets from Oblivion Blades, Made in Australia
These are made to be forged and are as such not flat as monosteel bar stock.
The billets are made by Jerarmie Heywood from Oblivion Blades and consist of 1084 High Carbon steel as cutting edge in the middle with pure nickel and 1020 forge welded to the sides of the 1084.
This creates a stunning looking blade when ground and etched.
As each is hand made they are different in size but weight is about the same, roughly 600-640 grams.
The size is from 400-500 in length, from 50-65 in width and 3-4.5 mm in thickness to be forged to final shape or thickness.
Jerarmie has made a name for himself with custom billets of Japanese steels clad with nickel and mild steel, these are a version of that with 1084 to make them easier to heat treat.
Knife in photo made by Luke Scheepers