SAE 1095 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings)


In this post I'll talk about SAE 1095. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is SAE 1095?

SAE 1095 carbon steel is brittle, and has high hardness and strength.


SAE 1095 carbon steel can be used in springs or cutting tools, which requires sharp cutting edges such as grass or grain cutting tools.

UNS Number


Ok let's start with SAE 1095 Chemical Composition.

Chemical Composition

C, Carbon


Mn, Manganese


P, Phosphorus max.


S, Sulfur max.


Learn more about Chemical Composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

500 - 590 MPa

Learn more about Yield Strength.

Tensile Strength

680 - 900 MPa

Learn more about Tensile Strength.

Elongation (min.)

10 - 11%.

Learn more about Elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)

28 - 45%.

Learn more about Reduction of Area.



200 - 270

Learn more about Hardness.


7.8 g/cm3.

Learn more about Density.

Elastic Modulus

190 GPa.

Learn more about Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's ratio


Learn more about Poisson's ratio.

Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety.

My Material's Ranking Research

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and SAE 1095 currently ranks 21 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 20 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 162 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my material's comparison post for more details.

SAE Classroom

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of SAE?

What is SAE: Classification and specification?

This video will walk you through:


ASTM A29 and other references.


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Equivalent Specifications

AMS 5121 ASTM A29 (1095) ASTM A713 (1095) MIL S-7947 SAE J403 (1095)⁣
AMS 5122 ASTM A510 (1095) ASTM A830 MIL S-8559 SAE J412 (1095)⁣
AMS 5132 ASTM A576 (1095) DIN 1.1274 QQ S700 (C1095) AMS 5121C⁣
AMS 7304 ASTM A682 (1095) MIL S-16788 (C10) SAE J1397 (1095) AMS 5122C⁣
AMS 5132D ⁣



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