Different mild steels?

I have been beating steel for a few weeks now and I started with some scrap steel that I picked up form a machine shop. I am attempting to make the little leaf hooks and such. So the other day I purchased some .5" hot roll form a local supplier and it seems to be very less forgiving and harder to work than whatever kind of steel the scrap was.
I can’t seem to find anything that talks about different kinds of mild or what kind of stock I should look for to do these kinds of projects. Lots of write ups about blade steels but nothing aside from size suggestions for mild / hooks and such.
What should I look for? Are there online suppliers I should look at?
Thanks in advance


Hi Ahykes where about are you from if your from the uk I can give you a few sites to order some good steed from. But if your from the US I have no idea.

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I agree this might be going to helpful for him to get good steel for his projects, but for this you actually need to know his place. Purchasing steel online is a great deal.

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Nice to hear this. I would like to know more about this.