This knife was a collaborative effort with my 17yo cousin, who picked the pattern and assisted in profiling and heat-treating over the holidays, for his 18th birthday present. 5.125″ harpoon blade, as-quenched, fully hardened halfway down the tang, then differentially tempered for a super-tough blade, with an edge at ~60HRc. Bolster is brass from the E/V Nautilus original rudder bearing assembly, replaced in 2013.
3" blade of 0.110" 154CM, 4" handle of stabilized, dyed, spalted maple.
This knife was made for a small-handed hardcore hiker in need of a reliable blade that will be used most frequently for trail food, but with a bit more capability just in case.
Simple, reliable, low-maintenance.
Simple, practical belt knife in the captain/hunter utility style, 100% scale:
3.5″ blade of 1/8″ thick A2 finished to 600grit, 4.25″ handle of natural canvas micarta.
This little EDC-sized hunter didn’t get any belt time because the very cool G10 scales were just too thin, and I couldn’t hold onto it very well. So I replaced them with thicker cocobolo. I miss the cool techie look, but what’s not to love about warm wood and O1? Added the mark to it too.
154CM @ 360 grit
Navy Blue canvas mycarta (from The 710) over yellow G10 @ 360 grit