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Old 12-05-2020, 05:35 PM
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Damascus steel? Are you cutting strips and forge welding in other strips to make patterned steel?

I don't know about European rail steel, but American steel in the modern age is medium high carbon. Here's what what one re-manufacturer says of used rail steel:

https://jssteel.com/our-rail-steel-p...-steel-angles/

Strong but tough stuff, about like 1065. No way they could afford to layer steel given the vast amounts used.

It's not "tool steel", but you could use it to make an axe or a chisel.
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