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.
The knife you pick when you can’t decide between an axe and a blade. 7″ of 0.200″ 1084, hickory axe handle handle, micarta bolster. Belt finished. It’s working title was “American Leuku”:
This is a burly 5″ version of the Mountain Knife in 0.200″ 1084 with double-black linen micarta over toxic green G10. Loved the handle on this one.
5/32″x3.4″ blade @ 600grit
black linen micarta over emerald green dymondwood – love this combo
The first of the big 5″ outdoors knives.
I call this one the “Misty Mountain 5″, but this is not a catalog item… Gotta log the pix somewhere to keep track of ’em, so here they are:
5″x1.5″ blade, 5/32” A2, natural/brownish canvas micarta, kydex and leather ambidextrous bushcraft drop-loop sheath.
(pix were before edge, but it’s sharp now, lemme tell ya)