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Forged out a 6" x 1 1/4" cable to approximately 20" x 1" x 1/8". Debating 2 knives just cable, or possibly 3 san maybe- cable/ 1095/ cable. Thoughts?

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How much experience do you have in bladesmithing and forge welding?

1095 is not the easiest steel to use for a San mai core.

Is your cable PS, IPS, EIPS ?

 

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The reason I asked was the grade of cable makes a big difference in my thinking. EIP on its own makes a pretty good knife. The other grades are better for San mai cladding IMO only. But you could go all the way with one all-cable blade and see how it performs. You don't have to use all of it at once.

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I've made a 3 other knives from the cable alone and seems to hold a good edge. It is EIPS cable(if I remember correctly-lost the link I had saved on it). One of my last knives was a 1095 and wrought iron San Mai.

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Then I would give the business suggestion : do what sells best for you.

Around my area straight EIPS cable is understood and San Mai not so much. 

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