Nicknamed Spicy White by Devin Thomas, this steel is either a White #1'ish with a pinch of chrome and slightly higher in manganese or a Blue #1'ish without the tungsten. More importantly, it is supposedly as clean as the Japanese steel. I just ordered 18 pounds of it so I'm wondering if anyone here has worked with the steel. Either way, I'm going to do some test coupons of forged and stock removal for grain "analysis" and do some hardness tests on my new old machine.  AKS recommends 14