I was asked by a customer to make a few changes to my original utility claw. Longer blade, wider coil, and some jimping on top for extra grip while wearing gloves. This one in CPM-3V and G10.
Hiromoto uses aogami super cores and stainless cladding. This is a rehandle I did.
plenty of belly on this .1 thick AEB-L full tang knife. Handles are stabilized madrone burl. The edge is ground very thin and is a pure slicer.
A review of this knife:http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1169142-Comparing-a-few-smaller-knives-and-a-TIMOS-handmade-knife-(feature)
carbon fiber and green g10 laminate handle. Steel is AEB-L. This is a stout blade that will hold up to a rough life at sea or in the kitchen. Some some hand sanding left to do before this one is finished.
This knife is made in Japan. At a customer's request I re-handled it in some nice spalted maple burl.
Blade Steel: AEB-L Stainless
Overall Length: 7"
Hardened to RC60 by Peters Heat Treating, INC.
Bevels: 36" Radius Chisel Grind. Belt Finish.
Edge: 20° micro bevel honed on an 8000 grit water-stone
Handle: .09 Thick White G10 base with Red G10 pinstripe and .187 contoured Black G10 grips.
Fittings/Fasteners: Stainless pins and West Systems Marine Epoxy.
Aldo's 1095 High Carbon Steel.
Professionally Hardened to RC58 by Peter's in PA.
Full Tang Construction. Overall length is 8", steel is .140 thick. Distal taper along spine.
Bevels are done on a 36" radius platen. This geometry mimics the large stone wheels of old.
Naval Brass Pins and West Systems Marine Epoxy.
Ancient Walrus Oosik and blue G10 liners.
.100 thick AEB-L Stainless Steel.
RC hardness: 60 with Cryogenic temper.
African Blackwood handle with white G10 pinstripe. SS fittings.
west sytems marine epoxy.
Blade Steel: Aldo's 1095
Overall Length: 8"
Hardened to RC58 by Peters Heat Treating, INC.
Bevels: 36" Radius Hollow Grind. Belt Finish
Handle: Jade Green G10.
Fittings: Stainless pins. West Systems Marine Epoxy.
5160 and Bubinga
16.5" over all length
rehandled with spalted birch