I have bought a LOT of steel from Kelly over the years and he is an EXCELLENT guy
however, the 3/16 1095 I have gotten from him in the past had weird little squiggly lines in it when HT'd and polished, i tried a bunch of different things to get a good clean finish but with no success.
as far as I could tell it was only the 1095 that had this issue and it could have been from an old batch. thus possibly no longer an issue.
his 1084 has always been excellent.
Hmmm.... I haven't really notice a problem w/ the 1095. I'm curious, when was the last time you purchase 1095 from him? Like you said, it might have been a bad batch or something??? :les: I have been very happy with what I have recieved.
I have never purchased any 1084 from him. As far as I know, the only 1084 he sells these days is powder. His 1080 bar is nice though.
I also think it's great that he ships for free on orders over $100. :thumbup:
It would be great to hear from others who get their 1095 from Kelly. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has had similar experiences.