1095 steel is high carbon steel most commonly used in knife and sword making. It is very easy to sharpen and you can easily achieve very high sharpness of the edge. 1095 is very hard steel with great edge retention and good wear resistance. On the other hand, 1095 steel has a very low corrosion resistance. It rusts very easily, and needs proper care and maintenance. After every use, rinse the blade, wipe it clean, and oil it to prevent rust. 1095 steel is used by many knife makers, for example, by Condor, ESEE or Ontario. Compared to other steels in the 10xx series (1060, 1075, 1084, etc.), it has the highest carbon content, so it has the best edge retention and lower toughness.
Steel composition: 0,95% Carbon, 0,3 - 0,5% Manganese, traces of Phosphorus and Sulfur