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For 1060, the first number "1" indicates that the steel is carbon steel, the second number "0" indicates that the steel does not contain significant alloying elements, and the last two numbers "60" indicate that the steel contains 0.6% carbon.
All carbon steels with a carbon content above 0.5% are high carbon steels. 1060 is a typical high carbon steel.
Many swords known for their durability are made from 1060 carbon steel. While swords made of 1060 carbon steel are very popular, 1060 is more difficult to forge, shape, and polish. Therefore, swords made of 1060 carbon steel are more expensive than swords made of 1045 carbon steel.
The price of 1060 is usually 200-300 US dollars and above, depending on its accessories, tempering and polishing.
1060 is definitely an excellent all-round steel that holds its edge well, but the main surprise is its durability.
Cons: The 1060 katana requires proper maintenance to avoid rust. Avoid direct contact with the blade with your hands at all times, and oil your samurai sword regularly. If necessary, you can contact COOLKATANA official customer service personnel for consultation, and we will guide you on how to maintain your katana.
Novices often ask what steel is best for swords? But it's important to know that the "best" steel to make a knife or sword depends on your intended use and what type of sword it is. Besides steel, there are other factors that may be more important than steel itself.
For example, heat treatment of steel, forging quality, proper tempering...
Most common steels can perform better than so-called "premium steels" if handled properly.
Four Reasons to Buy 1060 Steel Katana at COOLKATANA
1. High quality raw materials.
2. Hand forged by experienced swordsmiths.
3. With rich experience, proper heat treatment is done for each sword.
4. A variety of customizable accessories.