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Puukko Question: Roselli in UHC (Ultra High Carbon)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by RobbW, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    The recent thread on Puukkos lead me to some nice looking knives by Roselli. I noticed that some were available in Ultra High Carbon with a Rockwell of 64-66!! I just received a Mora with their famed laminated steel, but the Roselli is much harder than even the core of the Mora blade. Any idea of what UHC is, or experience with this type of knife? Since I have diamond hones already, I'm thinking...:)
     
  2. scruffuk

    scruffuk Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Personally, I'd stick with the Mora Laminated for a while before splurging on a Rosselli UHC.

    The stock is a little thicker and the ergonomics of the handles are also quite different.

    That said the steel gets incredibly sharp. I think maybe the comparatively thicker grind geometry vs. the Mora mean they seem to 'average out' though. I'm not sure which IS sharper, but actually, I find the Mora FEELS sharper.

    Its worth noting that I have perhaps a more noticeable micro bevel on the Roselli, as it came from the shop. My Mora more likely sports a convexed mirco bevel from being more frequently stropped. All I've ever needed to do with the Roselli is maintain the micro bevel with a tickle on a Falkniven DC4 stone.

    Also worth noting is Roselli grinds the spines to a perfect 90 degrees. Great for ferro-rods, painful for yoru thumb if you are looking for a carver (of course that is easy enough to alter).

    Sorry I don't have an alongside or better edge picture of these to hand....

    Roselli UHC blade (self hafted)
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    Mora 311 Forest Exclusive
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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  3. festerfromnzed

    festerfromnzed

    Aug 18, 2008
    Fine edges Scruff....a pleasure to see.............................FES
     
  4. scruffuk

    scruffuk Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Well, I think the Manufacturers did all the hard work there Fes, but thanks ;)
     
  5. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Thanks for the comments, link and photos. I didn't think to search (doh, facepalm). There are other forums here besides Traditionals? lol

    Really enjoyed the pics, Scruffuk. The handle on your Rosselli is beautiiful, your edges look great, too. It's cool to see where the metals come together on the edge of the Mora laminate steel, isn't it?
     

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