Hand Tools Archive
Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
MSC and other places sell "blue" 1095 spring steel which is what Paul uses. He said "blue" packaging strapping is the same thing. He cuts it with a Dremmel with cut-off wheel with the metal lubricated with wax along the cut line.
I have made scrapers from package strapping. It is not all 1095 and as a result I have had more of less success with strapping as a source. I will be buying an authentic piece of 1095.