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SOLD 15 3V HD Field Knives (THE N.A.S.K!), micarta, "Delta 3V"

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Please note these are left overs from a previous run and scales color choice is limited to black or natural micarta at the moment, we've run out of everything else. However we are in the early stages of a new run and scales are going on now. If you don't mind waiting a few days we can get you scales from the upcoming run. Right now that means TeroTuf and black linen micarta are available about a week out.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post. We'll have more available here in two weeks.

    The Heavy Duty Field Knife was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, extremely durable, high performance large utility knife designed for comfortable extended rough use. The steel is Delta heat treat optimized Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 60-61 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 like this, it is gonna blow your mind.

    This steel does not need to be extremely thick to be nearly unbreakable, so this was taken down to .025" before sharpening and it was sharpened 20 degrees per side. It's a hard-use knife that cuts well.

    They're hand ground after machining utilizing tooling and a process we developed to reproduce the complex bevel geometry found on a competition cutter with three world championships on it. We're developing that capability for another project but decided to include it on this new pattern. It incorporates a very shallow S grind that is mostly flat, but convex at the shoulder and behind the edge and includes an approximate 100" hollow grind in the center of the grind.

    Some might consider this a tactical knife but the point is not reinforced and it is not shaped or balanced as a weapon. It is a hard working cutting tool that could be carried into combat, a big skinning knife and a hard use woods knife.

    This is our most developed hand grip yet. It supports multiple positions to reduce fatigue and accommodate multiple tasks including a pinch grip and choil grip at the balance point for detail work, a regular hammer grip and saber grip and also a rearward 3 1/2 finger grip that allows you some extra length that makes it a surprisingly effective chopper for its size. The full size handle has been thoroughly tested and designed to minimize hand and arm fatigue during extended use.

    Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of .220" 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized for edge durability in rough use. You can baton and pry with it. You might damage the 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.

    CPM 3V, Delta heat treat, tested 60-61 HRC, .220" thick at ricasso
    Total length 11.825"
    Blade length 6.5"”
    Weight 12.8 oz
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta and Terotuf.
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners

    The price includes a very nice Mashed Cat sheath with TecLok. This is not a small knife so if you'd prefer a dangler sheath rather than a TecLok add $15 to substitute for a dangler sheath.

    (If you're putting it on or in your pack or carrying it horizontal you might prefer the TecLok but if you're planning to carry it vertically on your belt you might prefer a dangler)

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 15 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We are sharpening now and they will ship next week.















    Price is:
    $380 in black or natural canvas micarta
    $390 in black linen micarta
    $410 in black (gray) Terotuf (ugly material that works awesome) on black micarta liner

    Price includes a good kydex sheath with TekLok. Change from TekLok to dangler add $15.

    Shipping is $12

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email on Sunday or Monday. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by end of day Monday please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at carothersknives at g mail dought com

    We will have another batch of these ready here in two weeks.

    Thanks for looking,
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  2. Cheesehead_Slasher

    Cheesehead_Slasher Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    I'll take one. Proxy for @DrK123
  3. Ifellonscissors

    Ifellonscissors Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    I'll take one!
    Hard Knocks likes this.
  4. dtmbinb

    dtmbinb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    One in black linen micarta, unbuffed. I'll wait for the handles. Thanks!
  5. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Just here for the fun and excitement, carry on folks!
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
    Hard Knocks and Oyster like this.
  6. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    I’ll take one please in Black Micarta please
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  7. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I’ll take 1 in black “Linen” micarta
  8. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Phill50, Hard Knocks and Grenock like this.
  9. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
  10. moparsbob

    moparsbob Basic Member Basic Member

    May 6, 2014
    I'd like one, please. Buffed natural canvas micarta.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  11. airrick2003


    Dec 11, 2014
  12. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2018
    I want one
  13. Uspsaguy

    Uspsaguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Just in for the thrill. Pass it down!
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  14. whupash

    whupash Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2015
    ill take one black micarta please.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  15. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    I would like one (1) in OD Green or Black Micarta please.

    best contact is : [email protected]

  16. Clinto1982

    Clinto1982 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Ill take one, natural canvas please
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2018
  17. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
    I will take one in turf please , if any are still available. Please and Thank you
    [email protected]
  18. Krull Odinson

    Krull Odinson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2017
    Don’t guess I could switch my preorder HDFK for one of these.;)
  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Put me "on deck" if someone backs out or any come available please, thank you :)
  20. Will perkins

    Will perkins Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    I’ll take one in black linen if their still available

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