Interstitial-free steel and OFHC copper were subjected to 8 passes, route BC room temperature ECAE followed by cold-rolling up to 97.5% thickness reduction. Uniaxial tensile tests and Electron Back-Scattering Diffraction were used to characterise the evolution in mechanical properties, microstructure refinement and micro-texture. IF-steel showed continuous increase in strength whereas Cu returned reduced strength and a small gain in ductility at 97.5% reduction. In both metals substructure refinement was accompanied by an increase in high-angle boundary fraction, average misorientation and a slight increase in Σ3 boundaries. An evolution of crystallographic orientations from negative shear to predominantly cold-rolled textures after 95% and 97.5% reduction was observed in both metals.