American Leuku

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”:


185mm Deba in 1084 and katalox

First intentional deba, to be tested by David on tuna and other mid-sized ocean fish. Feedback and revisions as necessary.
185mm/7″ of 4mm/0.156″ thick 1084, katalox and G10. 284g/10oz total weight, this thing is a beast.
Target edge hardness is 61.5Rc.
Thanks to GSOM@BFC for introducing me to the katalox.
I really dig making these rough-finish working knives in addition to the hand-sanded stuff.