jxr1197 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:10 am
I have never seen that sambar Canada duck knife - WOW! Do you know what they did with the blade? Is it blued, tit-nit, tungsten, something else?
It's a hot-blued, mirror-polished, carbon blade with gold-filled etch done by Baron Technology (Baron Engraving). Both knives have the exact same blade except for the English vs French text. It's the same blade treatment as was used on some big NRA and Pearl Harbor bowies and the most commonly seen DU153 Golden Spike etc. It's a black mirror (good tv show!). You can see your reflection on these blades.
DU153 description as posted by lrv elsewhere:
The DU153 from 2000
"Special 153 with Black Delrin handles, Blued Carbon blade with gold etch, antique brass handle shield, polished brass guard and hallmark. Plain white box will be screened with gold duck head and Ducks Unlimited." Order was for 3000-3500 with a ship date of 11/00."
Many years ago, I phoned Baron myself to discuss these blades. I think they are super attractive so I wanted to get the info on them right. They certainly remembered when they were doing (much) work for Schrade and were very helpful.
Baron did the bluing and the etching on these. First the 1095 blades were mirror polished, then etched, then gold plating was added and lastly they were "gun-blued" (hot blued) as per Tom Lent who was Baron's Custom Shop Manager when I spoke to him.
Here's more pics of my DU 2000 lockback knife including a blade close-up. I'm on the fence about having it re-handled with something spectacular. I saw one re-done in mammoth that was ultra-nice. That would seemingly be easier than finding the Quebec knife. I think these blued blades deserve better than delrin. The bowies all got stag.