Handmade Survival Knife - "Sole Survivor" In W2 Tool Steel
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"The Sole Survivor" This Custom blade is available in 3/16" W2 Tool Steel with a clay hamon. It is 11 inches overall with a 6-inch cutting edge. The handle is secured to the full steel tang with Gflex epoxy and brass pins. The lanyard tube is standard on this model. Hardened to 61-62 HRC.
This blade is a super tough workhorse of a knife. The choil comfortably fits the first finger for added dexterity when needed. The flats of this blade can be forge textured or left flat and finished to the same degree as the bevels.
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.
Includes a leather belt sheath, handmade by me as well. 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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MY W2 TOOL STEEL HEAT TREATMENT
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.