Handmade Knife "Recurve Cowboy" in W2 Tool Steel
Handmade Knife "Recurve Cowboy" in W2 Tool Steel

Handmade Knife "Recurve Cowboy" in W2 Tool Steel

Regular price $419.99 Sale

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12" overall with a 7" cutting edge this blade was born to chop. Hand Forged to shape from W2 Tool steel, heat treated to 61HRC with a hamon along the spine to increase durability. Comes with Desert Ironwood handle scales and brass pins.

All woods are stabilized with the exception of Desert Ironwood and Cocobolo, these two kinds of wood are too dense to stabilize and thus wouldn't benefit from being stabilized.

Additional handle material options are available for an additional cost due to the price of the materials. If interested in Cocobolo, many kinds of Burl, alumilite resin, or ctek resin hybrid scales just send me a message for a quote!

Comes with an 8 oz leather belt sheath, handmade by me as well. Fits comfortably in the hand. Razor sharp and ready for action! The blade is perfect for hiking, hunting, or camping. I ship USPS priority shipping for free!

With proper care this knife is intended to be used for a lifetime, I take great care to ensure my materials and craftsmanship are first rate.

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I thermal cycle all my W2 to reduce the grain size as small as possible and evenly distribute the alloying components. This drastically increases the toughness and overall quality of the steel. Just like 1095, W2 needs a fast quench, whenever possible I brine quench W2. This maximizes hardness and edge retention. Some models are quenched in fast oil due to their especially thin edges that will crack if quenched in brine. For these models, the edges are so thin a fast oil quench achieves the same overall hardness and edge retention. A clay Hamon is available on all W2 models. Models are tempered down to between 60 – 64 HRC depending on their intended use.