How steel is shipped
Bars are shipped as 48" bars as long as they can be shipped with UPS. 72" bars are cut in half for shipping, 60" bars are cut to 36 +24 for shipping. If shipped with Canada Post or another carrier, they will need to be cut half (24" for 48", 36" for 72", 36+24" for 60" bars)
If you want steel cut to 4", 6", 8" or 12" pieces, please purchase by the foot and put a note in the cart "Order Instructions" drop down box of the size you would like it cut.
No instructions will result in the longest possible piece being shipped.
CPM M4 is a high vanadium special purpose high-speed steel exhibiting better wear resistance and toughness than M2 or M3 in cold work punches, die inserts and cutting applications, but these reasons are why it is widely used in competition cutting blades.
A brutally tough steel, it bears a fair warning it is hard to work within a hardened and tempered state.
While it may eat up belts grinding it after hardening, its superior edge retention and general toughness make it near impossible to ignore and worth the trouble.
However, if you are used to tough to grind and polish steels, you will be more than ready to try your hand with M4 and will undoubtedly find yourself grinning the first time you test its edge