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Twenty 3" EDC3, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 3" EDC3 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.
    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 twenty 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 utility “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.
    $255 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $265 in OD green micarta, black linen micarta
    $265 in black, OD green, forest green G10
    $275 in multi color G10
    $275 in maroon micarta
    $285 Ebonite hard rubber

    I'm discontinuing maroon micarta, there are limited scales remaining, once it's gone it's done.

    Please note the Ebonite is real natural rubber that was vulcanized to hell and back to be hard. It feels nice in the hand, if you've ever used an antique Ebonite pen you know what I'm talking about. But it is actual rubber and will lighten in color if left in the sun and can deteriorate with contact with solvents. Please read this thread about Ebonite before ordering any: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/some-thoughts-on-hard-ebonite.1638457/

    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.

    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

    If you prefer an EDC 2 ask Jo about it.

    We're supposed to have another bigass machining center show up some time next week. Please be aware this may impact shipping times and our communication as we sort through the inevitable clusterf*ck of moving around everything in the shop. Again.

    We'll have forty of the new Field Knife here in one week. Unless I get squished by a seven ton Mori next week. Then we won't.

    Thanks for looking,
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  2. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Speed test; Have a wonderful weekend CPK and congrats to the winners! :)
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  3. Turth


    Dec 18, 2014
  4. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
  5. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Black linen micarta with vertical sheath.

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
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  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Passing this one down....
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  7. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I’ll take one
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  8. Haole

    Haole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Practice. Pass it on down to the next in line.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  9. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    I'd like one!
  10. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    After much deliberation, I am going to pass this on down to whomever is next in line for two reasons.

    1. I got beat by @Hard Knocks and that guy sucks at these sales, I don't deserve it.

    2. The $255 plus $12 shipping is the only thing keeping me from buying the Warenski on the exchange.

    (Only one of these things is true, but the one that is, is VERY true)
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
  11. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    1 in Forest Green G10 with vertical sheath.

    Thanks Nathan, Jo and gang!
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    Failed speed check and still didn't get in but if one falls to me by accident please pass it on

    Still passing it on. Thank you and my apologies for the confusion :oops:
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  13. ni1s


    Feb 10, 2014
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  14. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
  15. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    One (1) with ebonite and horizontal sheath please.

    Thanks Jo & Nathan!

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  16. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you Jo & Nathan!

    Black linen w/vertical sheath please (and a few other things if available)

    EDIT: Hi @Jo the Machinist , I am passing my claim to @Sonnydaze. Hope that’s alright and not too much of an inconvenience. Tied up at the office these days and he’ll get better use of it for now. I will try to claim another one in the next sale. Thank you and feel better soon!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  17. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2018
  18. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Proxy for @gusbuster please

    Thank you Jo and CPK!

    Congrats winners. Don't forget to have a great weekend everyone!
  19. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  20. jonny


    Mar 1, 2000
    $285 Ebonite hard rubber
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  21. DFG


    Nov 30, 2018
    Black canvas micarta - horizontal sheath

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  22. SwissRobinson


    Nov 5, 2018
    1 OD Green Micarta thank you
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  23. DirrtyB


    Mar 26, 2010
    So close...

    It's looking like I might have just squeezed in. If that's the case OD canvas and vertical please, and thanks.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  24. 420isaac

    420isaac Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
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    DAVINDAV Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2017
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  26. mikanuts


    Jun 17, 2018
    Maroon Micarta Titanium screws Vertical Kydex Please!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
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  27. inspector-callahan


    Oct 31, 2011
    In! Is it possible to get the unbuffed three color rag micarta ?
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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