80CRV2 High Carbon Steel
Note: All steel is sold by the foot. When picking the quantity of 2, equals a 2 foot bar. Our steel bars come in 4 foot lengths (CPM steels are in 3 foot lengths). Please provide your cutting instructions in the shopping cart left of the total price in the box “Special instructions for seller”. If no instructions are provided, we cut based on the following:
4 foot lengths will be cut in half and shipped in 2 foot lengths.
3 foot lengths will ship in 3 foot lengths.
5 foot order will be shipped in a 2 foot and 3 foot length.
Any bars over 3 feet are very expensive to ship and will be cut to fit in a 2 or 3 foot box.
NOTE FOR ON-SIZED STOCK – On-size is only available in 1/4″ (.250″) thickness, 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 2″, and 4″ widths, and 48″ and 24″ lengths.
- Unlike our standard rolled 1/4″ 80CrV2 which comes slightly oversized at a minimum of .265
- ON-SIZED material mics at a minimum of .250
Although mistaken to be the new kid on the block, 80CrV2 has actually been around for ages under the common nickname “Swedish saw steel.”
A high carbon chrome-vanadium, 80CrV2 is a tough as nails workhorse steel.
It provides the essential qualities of a 1080-series steel, with all the perks of a high chrome steel like 5160.
We’ve brought it on board for its ability to be readily forged and ground alike, and like 5160, only need a very simple heat treat similar to 5160 that will meet all the expectations of seasoned pros and be more forgiving to makers just beginning.
It’s for these reasons that many makers whose careers were built on 5160 have joined us and made 80CrV2 their go-to steel for everything they make.
If you have a task you think would fit 5160, give 80CrV2 a try–it’s an excellent chrome-based high carbon steel with some additional perks in grain refinement that will leave you grinning every time.