In the MSC catalog the price of 3/16" x 1 3/4" x 18" of A2 steel bar stock is $35. This is enough to make five Krenov type blades (3 1/2" long).
One A2 blade from David Finck is $47 (with cap iron)
So that made me think maybe I should make my own blades. Maybe it is a lot cheaper?
Does anyone have any experience working with A2 bar stock? Does the bar stock need to be heat treated after shaping it? Are cap iron's hardened?