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This is a big and beautiful full tang, MATTE finished, 3.5mm thick, D-2 DIE steel knife WITH ROCK SOLID HARDNESS OF 60.
As with all blades, the quality is not so much in the steel itself, but in the smithing and tempering of the steel. It is the smith who makes great steel legendary. This IS a hand crafted blade with skill and attention.
The blade was first hardened up to 63HRC, then tempered down to 60HRC to give it an even solid tempering.
The hardening process is done in an automatic and controlled environment with the help of a vacuum oven for heating and nitrogen gas for quenching. The result is a high quality blade.
All the best knives are full tang of course, and this beauty is finished with a solid burl wood handle and polished brass bolsters and pins.
This knife is an overall 10.5 inches with a 5.5 inch kukri style dynamic blade with the larger and weighted sweet spot.
It is fine enough to slice paper and big and strong enough for chopping as well. The D2 steel will hold a deadly sharp blade for a lot longer than most exceptional steel blades and will even be able to cut through bolts!
D2 steel is super wear resistant and can handle high temperatures without loosing its master temper.
As with all things, there are potential down sides. D2 steel is more difficult to sharpen due to it being so hard. It is also slightly more brittle than some high carbon steel blades.
However with a sharp full tang blade this thick, it will cut through almost anything and thus is great to have at your side. It is comfortable and balanced in the hand. The lines and curvatures of the blade are not only practical for its purpose, but beautiful while fulfilling it.
This awesome blade comes with a hand made real leather sheath. Custom made fancy/special sheaths are available upon custom order.
This is a piece I made for myself but am trading out to fund The Global Garden of Eden. Many more knives in the collection will be released soon!