CPM 10V hunter – high wear resistance but not fragile. Dimension: 0.105″ thick, 1.125″ wide, 4″ blade, 8.25″ OAL HT: BCMW CWF, 67RC Handle: Stabilized Lace Ramon Burl, fastened 3x corby bolts Sharpened: Edge Pro + DMT 17 dps, 0.012″ behind edge thickness Whittle: seasoned oak, Lignum Vitae Argentine, pork […]
Knives are finished at field/user grade. CPM-3V .09″ thick x 0.117″W x 7.75″ OAL, 3.5oz, 3.5″ blade, high hollow ground CWF HT 64rc, ~15dps, 0.011″, 0.032″@1/4″ Handle: African Blackwood + 3x 3/16″ corby CTS-XHP .11″ thick x 1.25″W x 8″ OAL, 4.1oz, 3.5″ blade, high hollow ground CWF HT 64rc, […]
AEB-L with CWF HT-64rc, 0.07″ thick, hollow grind Sharpened 30* inclusive bevel with Apex EdgePro 0.011″ behind edge thick Thanks for watching & comments.
CTS-XHP 0.11″ thick, hollow grind Sharpened 15-16dps with 0.01″ behind edge thick Whittled pork rib bone without edge damages. Whittled 16D nail 10 times: small ripples and dents. Edge afterward relative to Mora Carbon Knife Poses
Optimal Apex Radius would be the thinnest which sustain for intended usage. It would be inefficient to use a jack hammer bit keennes as a tomato slicer, flip around is unsustainable to use a gyuto sub micron edge for jack hammering. Both too thick & too thin lead to bad […]
A thin wedge is useful for testing material strength and toughness. For given suite of tests, a subject cross section should intersect with failure threshold points. Intersected points are along the wedge face. This set of points move up/down inverse proportion to wedge angle of subject due volumetric strength/stiffness changes. […]
I’ve been tested most of CWF HT-ed knives in untempered condition and at peak hardness. Weaknesses are highly amplified when blade at this state. For some steels, this condition is actually their optimal operating/usage state – ‘micro ripple, macro fracture’ edge. For most of other steels, this condition (very stiff […]
Let’s define, a cutting-edge as a wedge 0.08″ tall from the edge. And geometry: 0.01″ thick, 30* inclusive bevel, 0.5um apex radius. When this edge subjected to damaging forces: Pressure/Compression => increase hardness to limit damaging depth. Lateral => increase strength and elasticity. In effective, broaden (broad & depth) affected […]