When seeking a functional blade that will last and put up with a lot of wear and tear, 1055 is going to be one of the best choices in steel types. Overall its production value and applications have a broad variance which can utilized specific to the need. Many companies use 1055 in machete manufacturing. The carbon content for 1055 retains enough carbon to provide toughness for machetes, but not so much that it becomes brittle like 1095. Impact resistance is valued in the production of 1055 and so heavier use blades and knives become the backbone of its service.