(S19-F-014) D2 Steel Engraved Folding Knife
- Hand Engraved
- Best Quality
- D2 Steel
- Ships in 45 Days ( only engraved knives )
OVER ALL LENGTH= 8″
Handle Size = 4.25″
Blade Size= 3.75″
Blade: D2 Steel
Hand Engraved D2 Steel handle
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QUALITY DOES MATTER
Sharpening your folding knife
Although it might seem counterintuitive, a sharp blade is a safe blade. A dull blade can easily slip off what you are trying to cut but the blade will still be sharp enough to cut your skin, or worse.
- For straight cut blades: Re-sharpen using a whetstone at an angle of 15° – 20°.
- This will result in a cutting angle of 30 – 40°.
- If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages to your pocket knife.
- For serrated cut blades: Hone the blade with a sharpening stone by pulling it across the flat side of the serrated cut at an angle of 15° – 20°.
Fixed knife vs. Folding knife
- While knives with fixed blades are by and far the strongest, they’re not the most compact tools to be carrying around with you.
- If you’re using your blade for heavy-duty work, such as hunting or chopping wood, a fixed blade may be your safest option.
- Otherwise, a folding knives that locks into place will make do. Statistically, folding knives with built-in locking mechanisms have caused less accidents than those without a lock.
Knife Blade Composition
- The two main competitors are stainless steel and high carbon steel.
- Both ranking high on toughness, edge retention, and sharpening characteristics.
- Some high quality examples include VG10, Damascus 1095 and 15n20, which is easily sharpened and capable of holding an edge.
- One thing to mind is whether the knife lists the alloy: if it doesn’t, and it simply states “stainless steel” or “surgical steel,” it is lower quality.
If you have a Damascus or D2 steel blade, exercise caution when showing off your blade to others to avoid injury.