Aldo Posted October 12, 2007 Share Posted October 12, 2007 I write this post to the many of you who, in the past have ordered the 1084(both 1/4"x1 and 1/4" x 11/2") through Mace and I. We have just recently sold the last of the 11/2". When I realized, last summer, that I could even get a hold of it I was excited to think I could get this out to so many of you who had been looking for this seemingly rare metal. The 10,000 pounds of 1/4" x 11/2" 1084 that I ordered, worked out to be 10,670. The man who rolled the steel to it's final shape was one of the best and squeezed the extra 670# out of an 11,000 billet. The order arrived last October and here we are a year later and I have NONE LEFT! (Short of 50# that I owe to a certain Master Smith) and I have only 3 pieces left in my personal stock. In the last 2 1/2 years we have shipped or delivered over 22,000# of either 1" or 11/2 1084 and another 1000# of 5/8-W-2. It has all been very well received. It gives me great pleasure to open up the Show and Tell Forums, the ABS Quarterly and the monthly Magazines and see pictures of the knives that are now being made by the so many talented makers in this country and knowing that I had a bit of a hand in it. It was never my intention to continue in this endeavor, but it seems the demand continues and I love what I do. We are working on the next load and at the moment trying to find an available billet. If we need to get it made we will not have it rolled till late spring.(Not good to have it rolled in the dead of winter) We are also looking for W-2. It seem that when Detroit stopped using it as an auto spec. steel it fell to the wayside. Don Hanson as done a great service to us all by find and getting out what seems to have been the last stockpile in the USA. We are looking in Europe to find available stock or tag onto an existing order. We will keep you informed. Thank You All So Very Much, Aldo Bruno Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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