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I had someone ask about making ultra high carbon steel other than wootz that was a very low alloy steel. In this case, Hitachi White.

Using the Wootz calculator, this formula can easily be achieved. Then just follow normal crucible melting procedures that is used with wootz.

Here is the recipe using 1095 as the base steel.

Hitachi White

Here is the chemical composition for Hitachi White that was pulled from ZKnives.

ZKnives Hitachi White

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