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Eleven 3V Field Knives, micarta, G10, colors, denim, vintage SOLD

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is a two part sale

    These are sold, thank you

    The Field Knife was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, no frills, high performance utility knife. The steel is Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 61-62 with a tweaked heat treat with very good edge retention and edge stability. You'll be surprised how sharp this gets and how well it holds an edge. If you have never used 3V this hard and thin, it is gonna blow your mind.

    This steel with this heat treat will support a fine edge, so this was taken down to .015" before sharpening and it was sharpened 18 degrees per side. This is relatively acute and it cuts well, but is very durable.

    Some might consider this a tactical knife but the point is not reinforced and it is not shaped or balanced as a weapon. It's pretty thin behind the edge. It is a hard working cutting tool, a big skinning knife and woods knife. There is a pry/scrape in the tang.

    The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of 3/16” 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize edge stability in rough use. Despite being relatively thin it is durable. You can baton with it. You might damage the fine edge if you set your mind to it, but the knife itself is practically unbreakable.

    A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.

    Specs:
    3V, tested 62 HRC, .188” thick at ricasso
    Total length 9.75”
    Blade length 4.625”
    Weight 8.0 oz
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners


    Jared Corry sheaths are custom made for these knives and are well designed and well made. They can be worn vertical or horizontal and can be configured for left hand or right hand carry.

    There are six of these in this sale, they're all ready, choose a color and I'll built it.

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    Rather than just take my word for it I made a video:

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    These are all “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed.

    $225 in micarta, black or brown
    $235 in solid color G10, black, OD green, blue
    $245 in multi color G10, OD green, toxic green, brown, orange / black

    The various colors and material choices are available in limited quantities, some are just one or two, so it is first come - first serve.

    Includes a good kydex sheath.

    Shipping in the USA is $5.

    These knives are unusual because they are machined. I do this in my shop on industrial CNC machine tools. A WIP thread documenting my technique can be found here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1048443


    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.


    Thanks for looking,
    Nathan
     
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'll take one in terotuf.
     
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  3. hLHXWG

    hLHXWG Gold Member Gold Member

    179
    Mar 2, 2008
    I'll take one with Westinghouse Micarta scales. Thanks.
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Also up for grabs today is a special batch of Field Knives with unusual handle materials.

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    Includes a good kydex sheath.

    Shipping in the USA is $5.

    #1 Terotuf isn't especially pretty or stable, but it's wonderful for scales on hard working knives because the way it performs when your hands are wet and sweaty. I laminated it to a thick micarta liner to reduce issues with it moving over time. $250 SOLD

    #2 Denim Micarta, matte surface, laminated to a thin G10 liner. Dark blue, almost black. Will darken with use. $250 SOLD

    #3 Edge grain antique micarta came from old stock round bar, black G10 liner. Lineage unknown, probably older than dirt, I think this is as dark as it's going to get. $275 SOLD

    #4 Old paper base "butterscotch" micarta, black G10 liner. The color will eventually turn brown over time. One of a kind. $275 SOLD

    #5 Westinghouse from an old drop. Oxygen seeped in through some of the fibers around the edges, some went pretty deep, creating the unusual mottled appearance. The color will eventually turn brown over time. One of a kind. $275 SOLD
     
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  5. gsx-rboy750

    gsx-rboy750

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    Jul 3, 2014
    I takenatural vintage micarta
     
  6. sgtunc

    sgtunc

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    Jan 7, 2016
    I'll take one with Terotuf. Thank you.
     
  7. Dabling

    Dabling Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 28, 2005
    Tero tuff #1 please
     
  8. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I'll take the butterscotch knife if not yet grabbed. If the butterscotch #4 is gone, I'll take the dark brown knife #3 above it, if not yet gone.
     
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  9. hLHXWG

    hLHXWG Gold Member Gold Member

    179
    Mar 2, 2008
    If this is taken, I will take one with black micarta.
     
  10. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm sorry, Betzner got that one (also)
     
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  11. hLHXWG

    hLHXWG Gold Member Gold Member

    179
    Mar 2, 2008
    Thanks Nathan. Can I get one in black micarta?
     
  12. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes, not a problem.

    Also, there are quite a few folks wanting the TeroTuf. I only made one, but I have material to do four, so that's not a problem. :thumbup:
     
  13. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Actually, Nathan, if both of these are still available, I will take both.
     
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Pm sent. I'll take one in micarta if there are any left
     
  15. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    You got it :thumbup:
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    This got confusing, but there are three knives available. The denim micarta is still available and there are two more build-your-own available.
     
  17. Kirkwood

    Kirkwood Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I'll take a build your own please. Will PM with handle config if that works.

    Thanks!
    Kris
     
  18. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Hopefully my post between your opening posts didn't add to the confusion. It's the one at the very top. The very first response. ;)
     
  19. jmac30

    jmac30

    312
    Sep 14, 2011
    Great grab betzner - knew I shouldn't have hesitated! Best Jim
     
  20. canineforge

    canineforge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I'll take the denim.

    - Joe
     

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