Knife for a hunter - which one to choose?
It can be said that the history of mankind is engraved with a knife. In the past, the possession and skillful use of primitive tools, slightly resembling modern knives, were decisive for survival. Over the centuries, with the development of technology, knives have become not only more durable, useful, but also beautiful. There are many types of specialized blades dedicated to specific situations. Today, craftsman which are mad about knifmaking create real works of art.
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What a knife for a hunter should have.
Each knife, including the one for the hunter, should have a properly profiled blade. This is the main and "operational" part of the knife. Hunting knives, due to their intended use, should have a blade with a thickness of 2.2-3.5 mm (0.0866”-0.1378”), length up to 120 mm (4 ¾”) and width up to 30 mm (1.18”). After all, it must prove itself in the toughest tasks: gutting, skinning and killing the game, as well as coping with various other tasks that the unpredictable environment presents to the hunter.
Blade and handle combined into a perfect one whole.
Elements such as a blade or a comfortable and well-lying handle made of perfectly selected and contoured materials make an extremely useful tool. If we add to this high-quality materials used to make knives, such as the highest-quality steel, the hardness of which is often determined on the Rockwell hardness scale (for steel, the HRC designation is used), we get a really decent and reliable knife. Our knifemakers primarily use high-quality tool steels with a hardness of 59 HRC and above. The most popular steel is K110 Bohler or D2 steel, which combines affordable price, abrasion resistance and good corrosion resistance. The cheapest is K720 Bohler steel, or O2 - good tool steel, but has low corrosion resistance. In our opinion, the best steels for hunting knives are the Bohler M390, M398 and Elmax stainless powder steels. For the most demanding customers, we offer the entire spectrum of carbon and stainless damascus. The issue of finishing the handle is not without significance. Apart from the utility values, e.g. a firm grip, professional hunting knives should at least be nice. Materials eagerly used by our experts to build handles are proven G10 laminates, micarta, stabilized wood, carbon fiber, and glass fiber. These materials ensure water resistance and durability. For the production of sheaths, reliable Kydex and natural leather are most often used.
For the most demanding users, our artists make real gems. Exclusive hunting knives. Unique and elite. These real works of art, apart from their functional perfection, have features that cannot be found in mass production. The perfect combination of synthetic, natural and unique materials, such as Fat Carbon, mammoth tooth, walrus tusk, iron wood, blades shimmering with stunning damascus mosaic and hand-finished natural leather scabbards, put our knives above average.
If you are looking for hunting knives made of the best materials, be sure to look here.
Much more than an utility.
Utility values and the highest quality materials are not everything. Today, something much more valuable matters. In a repetitive and identical world, we want to feel special and surround ourselves with unique objects. Hand-made knives stand out from those produced on an industrial scale. When you decide to buy a knife made by a professional knifemaker, you get not only a steel tool that boasts a shiny blade. You get a piece of someone's experience decorated with imagination, passion and heart enchanted in hand-forged, polished and satin-finished steel. What is worth emphasizing, many of our makers are hunters with many years of experience. Such a knife is also a great idea for a unique gift. Exclusive and created only for you in one, only copy. Do you already have your hunting knife?