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    Default New member - Where do you source your metals for the best price?

    I'm new to the forum (I joined mainly for the LED input but had no idea there was forging here! That is something I always wanted to get into), anyways, I'm a beginner and I am going to learn welding soon and make some custom knives in a forge later. Ever since I saw the movie hunted, where the fugitive creates knife on the spot with a camp fire, I always been fascinated and wanted to learn to do that! That stuck with me as a kid I guess. Anyways, as for knife making in general, I hope to start a hobby and make a custom knife that is known for quality. Therefore I need to ask where should I source my metals? Where do you source yours?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: New member - Where do you source your metals for the best price?

    Onlinemetals.com has a lot of info on metals and their characteristics.
    They also accept small quantity orders.

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    Default Re: New member - Where do you source your metals for the best price?

    Another Onlinemetals.com user here.
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Pichel 75W Mini-Novas

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    Default Re: New member - Where do you source your metals for the best price?

    Quote Originally Posted by quinlag View Post
    Onlinemetals.com has a lot of info on metals and their characteristics.
    They also accept small quantity orders.
    Thank you. I never used them before but the fact you don't have to order a bulk supply is very nice.

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    Default Re: New member - Where do you source your metals for the best price?

    I just started on my first homemade knife, a very simple kiridashi. No forging here, only stock removal for now. I ordered my 1084 from New Jersey Steel Baron as many smiths on Bladeforums recommend them for knife steel.

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