Is EN45 Carbon Spring Steel a good material for Rapiers?

by John
(Illinois)

Hello! I was going to purchase a rapier, while I know carbon steel is great for weapons, I am unsure about this variation and have heard unless properly made it can chip and the such much easier. SO could someone tell me whether or not it's appropriate material for a rapier?

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Pretty similar to 5160..
by: Paul

EN45 is not used all that often, but is quite similar to 5160 spring steel. Nice and tough, good and bendy - so assuming it is heat treated well, yes - it is a good choice for a functional rapier.

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