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SOLD - Sawmill steel SD knife

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by David Mary, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    One of my much earlier pieces, I finished this knife over two years ago, and it's been collecting dust. It has a wide blade and a negative blade angle optimized for rapid draw reverse grip SD applications. It would also work well for general everyday cutting tasks, though the angle of the blade is not ideal for chopping on a cutting board.

    I made it entirely by hand from sawmill blade steel "as is", and it is one of the last few knives I made that way before I started heat treating them a couple years ago. I estimate its hardness around that of a Tramontina machete, if not a bit lower. It takes a screaming sharp edge, and is hard enough to hold it for cutting tasks up to and including paper, cardboard, soft wood, organic matter and common EDC type cutting tasks, but soft enough to avoid chipping. It shouldn't be pried with as that will bend the tip. Sharpens very easily back to hair popping in little time.

    The contoured multi-material handle is extremely secure and comfort. You barely have to try to keep a grip on this knife.

    The sheath is already set up with a cord loop to be carried IWB for right side reverse grip rapid deployment.


    Steel: ~1080 - will patina nicely, but rust if not maintained.
    Hardness: Estimated to high 40s or low 50s
    Stock Thickness: 3 mm

    Overall Length: 8"
    Cutting Edge: 3 7/8"

    Geometry: Full height convex, 15° per side primary edge, 20° micro, .025" behind the edge

    Weight: 4.8 oz

    Handle: Contoured camo Micarta, black G10 liners, carbon fiber tubes

    Sheath: Black Kydex

    Asking SOLD

    Price is via PayPal G&S (I will provide the email address in private messaging) and includes expedited shipping with full tracking and insurance.

    First "I'll take it" gets priority. Upon payment, please also message me your shipping address.

    Thank you for looking!

    Angled optimal for reverse grip use

    Extremely Secure and comfortable handle in both grips

    Well balanced for speed

    Maker's mark finally added today

    Sheath is secure and set up for discreet IWB carry, leaving lots of handle to grab for fast deployment
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2020
  2. Two fifty

    Two fifty Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2019
    I'll take it
  3. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Thanks friend! PM sent.
  4. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    That handle angle looks perfect.
    David Mary likes this.

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