Duratech CPM 20-CV at RC 62
The bolster and frame of the handle is 3400 years old carbon dated and certified Bog Oak salvaged from Ukraine.
The Amboyna Burl handle scales are dovetailed in to the Bog Oak bolster.
The handle and steel is all held together with a single 1/4" dia. Mosaic pin.
The joints are all sealed with West Systems 2 part marine epoxy.
The blade has a cutting length of 210 mm
Heel is 52 mm.
a WIP of this knife can be found here:
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.
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.
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