Friday, February 17, 2012

Primal/Tactical EDC

This one walked out of my shop today in the hands of an airman. I had not made a sheath yet and didn't have any pics, so I built a quick foldover Kydex sheath while he waited and snapped some pictures.

The blade is just under 5" long, forged from 3/4" round 5160 spring steel. Triple normalized, triple hardened in canola oil, triple tempered, shaving sharp; the usual. The tang runs the full length of the handle and is wrapped in paracord with a black underlay and desert tan overlay. The paracord is impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener, essentially making a composite material in situ, and anchors through a hole drilled in the end of the tang. The underlay still has its core, while the overlay and the single-strand Turk's head knot have had the core stripped.

The sheath has a small MOLLE lock. The shiny spot on it is where I got it a smidge too warm with the heat gun.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there,
    I'm friends with the guy who purchased this knife. I picked him up from the airport and he told me all about it. I got a look at it and it truly is a wonderful piece! Great Job! I will be following you blog now that I'm aware of it. Keep it up!