Piano wire

What kind of steel is piano wire? I can go into a hobby shop and buy a
3-ft (streight) length of 1/4" piano wire (used for making model
airplane landing gear!), and I suspect it would make a good edge for a
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John O. Kopf
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It's plain old high carbon steel. 1095 or 1085, thereabouts.
Cheers Trevor Jones
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Trevor Jones
Yeah what TJ said. :)
ASM (and ASTM?) distinquishes between "music wire" and "piano wire".
"music wire" is hard drawn (not Q&T) 1085 to 1095 carbon steel. "piano wire" is more expensive and is hard drawn 50100 to 52100.
Alvin in AZ
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