What Size 15N20 Do You Want?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:34 PM
Aldo, that would be good for the guys who like to do numerous initial damascus stacking, but 15n20 should make a pretty nice knife all by itself. 1/4" (.25) would allow for that as well as allow guys that maker larger damascus billets to stack it with other 1/4" stock as well. Just my opinion, but the thinner stuff is already available, .25 would open it up for as many applications as any other steel which commonly comes in that size.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:00 PM
I can only speak for myself, but when creating a billet for damascus, I generally us 1/8" 1080/1085 & .060-..80" 15N20.....especially for mosaics. The reason? 15N20 compresses less than 1080/1084. If you start with 1/8" thickness of each, you end up with the 15N20 layers being visibly thicker than the 1080/1084. Call me "anal", but that's just me!