K'roo CUSTOM Bocote Wood SHEEPSFOOT KNIFE,1 of 1,w/pocket Slip,EO, SUPERIOR HAND CRAFTED
THIS IS MY NEW K'ROO CUSTOM, FROM WILEM O'KELLY OF SOUTH AFRICA.ALL HAND MADE AND ASSEMBLED. I ORDERED THIS ONE TO MY SPECS, THE HEAVIER SHEEPSFOOT BLADE, HOLLOW GROUND AND A STAGED HEAT TREATMENT, EDGE OF BLADE THIN COMPARED TO SPINE, WITH THE LASER CUT NAIL PULLS FROM EITHER SIDE, THE EASY OPEN NOTCH, NOT THAT I NEEDED IT WHEN I SAW HOW THE BLADE RODE, AND 4 BOLSTERS. HE USUALLY DOESN'T PROVIDE BOLSTERS, JUST A PIVOT PIN, BUT HEH, I LIKE A KNIFE TO BE DURABLE IN ALL RESPECTS. SHIELD IS ALSO MY DESIGN, BLACK STAINLESS STEEL "BOLT" TO BRING OUT THE PATTERN IN THE BOCOTE WOOD SCALES.I WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH THE STEEL HE USED FOR BLADE AND BACKSPRING SO HERE'S WHAT I FOUND ONLINE, HE CALLED IT EUROPE'S VERSION OF VG-10, A STEEL I AM FAMILIAR WITH. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT. IT'S A HEFTY 4 OZS, AND I'VE INCLUDED A PIC OF IT NEXT TO A LION STEEL DOM JACK, APPROXIMATELY THE SAME OVERALL SIZE. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO COMPARISON, THE FEEL OF THIS KNIFE IS HAND IS AN EXPERIENCE ALL IT'S OWN. THE BOLSTERS ARE ALSO HAND CRAFTED OF STAINLESS,LIKE THE SHIELD ONLY NATURAL, YOU CAN SEE THEY'RE NOT MACHINE CUT OR FITTED, ALIGNMENT IS GOOD, HAS A VERY STOUT PULL, I'D SAY AN 9 OF 10, I'D EXPECT THAT TO CHANGE WITH TIME AND USE, HALF STOP AND CROCODILE SNAP , MORE THAN A GATOR. IT WILL COME WITH THE BUFFALO LEATHER CARRY SLIP AS SHOWN IN LAST PIC. BLADE STEEL/ BACKSPRING:" European Uddeholm (now Bohler-Uddeholm) introduced N690 Cobalt Stainless Steel.This steel contains the important martensitic chromium steel with cobalt, molybdenum, and vanadium. This steel can be hardened to a very desirable hardness level. The surface finish is finely ground or polished.And it has 1.07% carbon content. N440C steel has a carbon content ranging from .95 – 1.07 percent. The N690 is a high-end stainless steel with an alloy that is common in many good knives. It is a durable knife steel that is wear resistant. It is also a very hard steel.. It is very similar to the VG10 from Japan. One prominent knife maker gave the steel a variety of knife makers’ tests. The results were good. They now have access to large sheets. Knife makers consider the VG10 from Japan to be a very good choice for comparison. Its overall performance and ability to hold an edge is superior. . You get superb edge holding and the easiest of the super-steels to sharpen while maintaining a healthy resistance to rust. The ‘best all round’ knife steel? Perhaps." .NEVER USED, CARRIED, OR SHARPENED. NEW KNIFE, ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM, STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD WITH YOUR OWN HAND CRAFTED CUSTOM KNIFE BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIER KNIFE MAKERS, K'ROO. SHIP FREE NEXT DAY, LOWER 48 ONLY.
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