ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Prototype for knives for my son's unit in the First Infantry.
Blade, 4"
Overall, 8.5"
Steel is circular sawmill blade, tests as med/hi carbon, .15 thick.
Cocobolo handle- way too nice for a prototype, but I'll be carrying this one.
Production knife will be 440c bead blasted stainless, with choice of Purpleheart or synthetic (micarta) grip.
Also available in D2 or CPM 154- I recommend 440c because of the difficulty of sharpening "super steels" in the field.