New Model

Hi, folks! Just wanted to let you know that the new Kerver Praecisio is uploaded at the site; it's 1/8 x 3/4 x 4, with a 2" blade, a nice gentlemen's (or ladies') fixed-blade, keychain-adaptable leather pocket sheath included, $35 plus $5 shipping. Stop by and take a look when you have a moment.

Sean Perkins
Jan 6, 1999

Congratulations on your new line of lightweight blades. Is the Kitchen Kerver still being made in ats34? I believe it used to be on your website. Did the ats34 knives pass your same torture tests as the a-2 blades and if they did, what heat treat were you using.? Thanks and best wishes.

Stay safe and all the best, Phil <-------<
Phil and Cutiger,

Thanks for checking it out! Phil, I gladly killed off the Kitchen Kerver simply because it took forever to grind (14% chromium as opposed to 5% for A-2). The ATS lived through the same torture tests, but, to prevent tip-breakage, they had to have a lesser heat-treatment of 57-60 at the bevel; edge-retention was about the same as A-2 because of ATS's 3-4% molybdenum content, but, in edge-to-edge hacking, the A-2 knives (all 1/4" Antiqua Series, 62-66 at the bevel) always succeeded in cutting the edges of the ATS, simply because they could be made harder without breakage. Can't say I miss the KK at all, but Jane still swears by hers (I still swear at it sometimes).

Sean Perkins