There are some good commercial web sites such as
The A to Z of Materials, www.azom.com
Key to Metals (other than steels), www.key-to-metals.com (See
Key to Steel, www.key-to-steel.com (See articles)
There also are noncommercial sites such as
Materials Science and Technology Online, http://mst-online.nsu.edu
Exploring Materials Engineering, www.engr.sjsu.edu/WofMatE/
Discovering Materials Science and Engineering,
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Excellent, thanks! I will check these sites and do some reading. I got into
buying woodworking handtools such as chisels and handplanes. depending
upon the content of the steel blade is how long it will hold an edge, and as
well, how easy or hard it is to sharpen. Example, Sweden is famous for it's
tool steel, Austria is not. So, I have one Sandvick chisel and a set of Stubai
chisels. The Sandvick (Sweden) is very hard to sharpen and leaves gummy
black streaks in the abrasive paper (glued to glass, using a honing guide),
the Stubai's (Austria) are super easy to sharpen and leave a lighter color of
gray dust, supposedly this is much better and it's the type off steel that will
hold an edge longer, as in Japanese handmade, laminated chisels and plane
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