High Carbon Steel Strip Coil

Custom Steel Processing, Steel Edging, Hardened and Tempered

Blue Blade Steel offers the highest quality high carbon steel AISI/SAE 1045, 1050, 1055, 1060, 1070, 1074, 1075, 1080, 1085, 1090, 1095 and C67S strip coil. Sometimes referred to as clock spring steel, or scaleless blue steel, our high carbon pretemp spring steel meets ROHS and DFARS compliance regulations. To meet your exacting high carbon steel requirements, our on-site state-of-the-art tempering lines and computerized edging equipment can provide you with the custom hardness, finishes and edging needed for your specific processes and parts. Gauge range is from 0.011 to 0.125 inches in thickness with widths from 0.400 to 12.5 inches depending upon the application.

High Carbon Steel Qualities

The strength, durability and flexibility of high carbon steel make it suitable for many high strength applications. The particular AISI/SAE high carbon steels we offer are used by the automotive, blade, and aerospace industries, for example, and in the manufacture of products like blades, power springs, saws, automotive parts, washers, and more.

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US Grades
Carbon Manganese Phosphorous Sulfur
1045 0.43-0.50 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1050 0.47-0.55 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1055 0.52-0.60 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1060 0.55-0.65 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1065 0.60-0.70 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1070 0.65-0.75 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1074 0.70-0.80 0.50-0.80 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1075 0.70-0.80 0.40-0.70 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1080 0.75-0.88 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1085 0.80-0.93 0.70-1.00 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1090 0.85-0.98 0.60-0.90 0.030 max. 0.050 max.
1095 0.90-1.03 0.30-0.50 0.030 max. 0.050 max.


European Grades C SI Mn P S Cr Ni
C67S ≤ 0.65-0.73  ≤ 0.15-0.35 ≤ 0.60-0.90 ≤ 0.025 ≤ 0.025 ≤ 0.40 ≤ 0.40


Silicon - typical range is 0.15% to 0.35% Alternate ranges should be agreed upon between purchaser and supplier.

Data provided is typical and intended for general reference only.
All material analyses can be certified.


Custom High Carbon Steel Processing

Custom Hardness Lead-Free Tempering

As one of the few steel suppliers in the United States with furnaces on-site, Blue Blade Steel is able to offer you pre-tempered steel to your custom hardness requirements, relieving you of costly off-site secondary heat-treating and enabling you to realize important precision tolerances, supply chain efficiencies, and significant cost savings. Additionally, our lead-free process is safe for workers and the environment and produces a product with a lead-free surface! Visit our Steel Processing page for more information.

Thickness Range in inches: 0.011 to 0.125
Width Range in inches (depending on application): 0.400 - 12.5

Custom Finishes

Several temper colors are available, including but not limited to:

  • Scaleless Blue
  • Scaleless Bright
  • Polished Blue
  • Polished Bright
  • Polished Gold

To discuss your specific custom finish requirements, please call 1-908-272-2620 to speak with one of our tempering specialists.

Custom Coils

  • Ribbon Wound
  • Diameter up to 60"
  • Oscillated Coils up to 2000 lbs.

Custom Edging

With on-site steel processing capabilities, Blue Blade Steel can offer you custom steel edging to your specifications or you may select from the steel edges listed below. For more detailed steel edging information, please visit our Steel Edging page or call 1-908-272-2620 to speak with one of our edging specialists.

  • No. 1 Square Edge
  • No. 1 Round Edge
  • No. 3 Slit Edge
  • No. 4 Round Edge
  • No. 5 De-Burred Edge
  • No. 6 Square Edge

Value-Added Services

Blue Blade Steel is committed to offering value-added services that help you to improve product quality, reduce time to market, and save on costs. Listed below are some of the services we provide. For more detailed information, please visit our Services page or call 1-908-272-2620 to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives.


Blue Blade Steel offers consultative services to help you with:

  • Die Enhancement/Design
  • Pre-Tempering versus Annealing
  • Oscillated versus Ribbon Wound Coils
  • Material Selection

Metallurgical Lab

Blue Blade Steel has an on-site metallurgical lab where our staff metallurgist ensures all steel products meet certifications and to assist with finding a solution to any steel material challenges you may be facing. Visit our Quality page for more information.

JIT Warehousing / Supply Chain Mgmt

Please call 1-908-272-2620 to discuss your supply chain needs. Blue Blade Steel is happy to customize a program to meet your production schedule.


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