Crucible Steels premium CPM S30V stainless is used exclusively. Knives are professionally heat treated by MET-TEK with a
triple temper and cryogenic soak to a Rockwell hardness of 59-60. S30V exhibits better edge retention then
ATS-34 or D-2, while still retaining a higher degree of toughness. S30V also has superior corrosion resistance
Green or Black canvas micarta are standard. Canvas micarta which has been used for decades by knifemakers, consists of canvas impregnated with a phenolic resin, bonded under great pressure and heat. The Properties consist of: impact, compression, moisture and temperature resistance. when treated with an oxide blasted, canvas micarta has a textured feel that helps enhance grip retention.
Note: I will no longer use Carbon fiber or G-10 for handle material.
All knives are hollow ground and most exhibit full tangs. The micarta handle slabs are adhered to the tang using industrial epoxy, sealing out moister. Titanium tubing is used for its strength, light weight and non-corrosive properties. Not only does it provides a distinct look to the knives, but its prime function is to prevent handle separation during lateral flex of the knife should it occur. The titanium tubing is flared into the canvas micarta under pressure, to provide an indestructible bond.
Field grade knives incorporate a practical non-reflective oxide blast gray finish. Premier grade knives feature
a labor intensive hand rubbed satin finish on the flats of the blade, and a scotch brite finish in the hollow
grind, which is then lightly buffed to attain an attractive sheen. Limited to only a few models, a non reflective,
highly durable, abrasive and corrosion resistant black Kalgard finish is applied.