Originally Posted by Marthor
Cold Steel uses 1055 carbon for its line of machetes. I'm not familiar with it. Anyone have some info about 1055 carbon? ... or info of another machete with superior steel to that?
Less carbon content . Good steel for blades like a machete because it will be less prone to break and is much more flexible.
My ontario machete is a slab of 1095 high carbon. Which in a thinner blade like traditionally found on machetes is not the best because a thin flexible blade made out of a hard I tink 56-59 carbon steel is prone to breaking. HOWEVER ontario machete is .250 thick. So the extra thickness compensates for the high carbon content.
When I first got my ontario my first impression was it felt like more of a MASSIVE fixed blade knife rather than a machete
Hope this helps