L3 - 52100 is a medium alloyed tool steel for oil quenching. It's industrial uses include gauges, woodworking knives, paper cutting knives and tobacco cutting knives. It has an easier heat treatment cycle to! Properties for knife makers are that L3 - 52100 steel is a tough steel with good wear resistance!
840 - 880 Degrees Centigrade
Temper at 220 Degrees Centigrade for approx 62HRC
Temper at 280 Degrees Centigrade for approx 57HRC)
Supplied in 500mm Lengths, hot rolled, pickled and annealed.