We have a great steel recycling yard here with a wide variety of steel for sale at $1 a kg with everything from light angle, round and flat bar, pipe and sheet right through to heavy industry off cuts and leftovers and it is public access to wander round to choose what we want, take it to the scales , report the weight to the office and pay for it, if we can lift it that is, otherwise they will do the shifting with their forklift and even cut to order if you dont want the whole piece that is there. They have a good store of brass, copper, and stainless steel for knifemaking accents as well so it is always on my to do list when I go into the city.
I am really looking forward to getting the light hunter (the same as Montana's knife) and field scalpel back from my friend who is heat treating it for (they are in N690 SS which I cant HT here) me as I have the most spectacular piece of olivewood for a handle set. It is end grain so am laminating it to a thin slice of dark walnut to make sure it is protected from stress splits. I have some buffalo horn for the field scalpel but not sure what I will use for the boner and the hunter skinner that will go together to comprise my new 4 knife hunting set.