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Ten 3" EDC, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 3" EDC2 was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, no frills, high performance, small utility knife. The steel is Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 61-62 with a fully optimized 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 (though I'm leaving some additional meat in the tip) and it was sharpened 18 degrees per side. This is relatively acute and it cuts very well, but is durable. They're also lightly hand ground after machining to give it a shallow S grind that is slightly hollow in the center and convex at the shoulders.

    It's a light weight hard working cutting tool, a tradesman's knife and small woods knife.

    The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. Despite its compact size it fills the hand and allows extended hard work without hand fatigue. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of 5/32"” 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize edge stability in rough use (see video). Despite being relatively thin it is very durable.

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

    Delta 3V, 61-62 HRC, .145” thick at ricasso
    Total length 7.6
    Blade length 3.3
    Weight 4.9 oz
    Edge angle 18 DPS
    .025" BTE
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard

    Choice of vertical or horizontal Kydex sheath made by Dan Crotts of Dozier Knives. You can add an extra sheath for $50.

    Be aware the horizontal sheath has very high retention. You can't remove the knife by pulling straight back, you have to tilt it up at the same time. See video. If you want something that's easy to get in and out of you should choose the vertical pouch sheath.

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












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


    A video illustrating the sheath options:


    These are all “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.

    $255 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $265 in OD green micarta
    $265 in black, OD green, forest green G10
    $275 in multi color G10
    $275 in maroon micarta

    We have a small quantity of multi color G10 available as supplies last in black/blue black/toxic green, black/orange and black/pink.
    I'm discontinuing maroon micarta, there are limited scales remaining, once it's gone it's done.

    Shipping in the USA is $12.
    Includes a good kydex sheath, choose vertical or horizontal. An extra sheath is $50

    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: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/pre-order-12-behemoth-chopper.1541591/

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email over the next few days. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by mid week please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at jocarothers at g mail dought com

    Twenty HDFK here in two weeks!

    Thanks for looking,
  2. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    In for one please.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  3. RobC2

    RobC2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    I'll take one $255 in canvas micarta, natural or black, vertical sheath.
  4. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015

    Black micarta with vertical sheath. :)
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  5. Uspsaguy

    Uspsaguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
  6. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    Just practice, pass it down the line
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  7. ikari


    Mar 21, 2018
    in for 1

    Natural Micarta, Vertical sheath.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  8. T.O.


    Jan 5, 2007
    1 please
  9. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
  10. dtmbinb


    Feb 22, 2011
    I'll take one in black. Unbuffed if possible. Vertical sheath. Thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  11. sgtunc


    Jan 7, 2016
    I'll take one. Maroon micarta and horizontal sheath, please.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  12. Bigalmalloy


    Apr 10, 2015
    Ill take one

    Black micarda
    Vertical sheath
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
  13. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2018
    I would like one. OD green g10

    Email rickyg316 at gmail dot com
  14. mainaman

    mainaman Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    I'll take one in black micarta
  15. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Please send Jo an email at jocarothers (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks! Jo
  16. indawire

    indawire Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    I'll take one if available, natural micarta, vertical sheath.
  17. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    I'll take one in black canvas micarta if available ..unbuffed finish if an option. Vertical sheath! Thanks!
  18. alex451

    alex451 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    i`ll take one in natural micarta if available
  19. dupont


    Mar 10, 2017
    1 please
  20. mPisi


    Oct 12, 2001
    In for 1 if any still available, thanks!
  21. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    I'll take one please.
    Well, I doth thinkith, I'm number seventeenith. If sevenith, dudesith, drop outiths, please let me knowith? Okeedokeeith?
    I readith wrongith, I thoughtith, it was for twentieth! Uppsiths!

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