twenty LIMITED EDITION pieces

Twenty LIMITED EDITION pieces

Limited to twenty pieces is this edition of this utility knife with a very fine design and svelte blade, concave to the tip. Made in Krupp steel, highly resistant to corrosion, 59 RC of hardness and scales of Guayacan.
Blade of 1/8″ x 1″ x 47/8″ (3 x 25 x 125 mm). Perfect size for “churrasquear” (beef carving), and able to cut against the plate without losing cutting edge, and whose profile will be playing just the tip of it.

EXPLANATION

This collection of twenty identical and unique pieces was ordered by a group who, upon completion, insulted me with a ridiculoous Price offer, for that reason I declined the delivery.
Each piece is as ordered withthe engraved name of the intended recipient. This engraving cannot be removed without damaging the piece because the are acid etched in low relief. As a consequence the per unit Price did not approach the true value. They are now sold and gone forever.

No more knives of this design will be made by me. It remains anecdotal conjecture as to how often deceny, integrity and ethics clash with the possession of mere Money.

Facón Creole

Creole Facon

This is a “Facón”, a creole knife with some details that come out of the traditional, such as the size. Can also be made of the traditional measures of 350-360 mm blade.
Its blade is steel KRUPP type AISI 420, highly resistant to corrosion, of 1/8″ x 1″ x 83/4″ (3,2 x 25 x 220 mm), with a hardness of 58-59 RC. The handle is of ebony. The guard and pommel are .950 silver and the picaza sheath also with his embouchure and toecap of silver.

Mod. 14

Mod. 14

Mod 14 – Blade of steel KRUPP, corrosion resistant, tempered to 58-59 RC, of 1/8″ x 1″ x 41/2″ (3 x 25 x 115 mm). Similar in style and performance with the Mod 15. Jacaranda scales.

All knives have their sheath or case of soleplate (although not shown in the photos). All molded on the same knife, so are subjects to the sheath or case without snaps or ties. I give complete warranty that the knife is not going out alone from its sheath or case, under any circumstances.

Mod. 26

Mod. 26

Blade of 4 x 30 x 180 mm, Krupp Steel AISI 420 modified hardness: 58-59 Rc, unalterable white metal guard, Retamo grips fixed with blind nuts. This design supports blades of 170 to 200 mm being perfectly balanced and harmonious.

* Photo: Alfredo Kehiayan, Canon EOS D60, EF-S 18-135 mm, No retouching.

Many people prefer oxidized steel to stainless steel, because they believe that stainless steel does not cut, do not take or hold an edge. There are many types and qualities of oxidized steel and stainless steel. If chosen the correct type of steel and the hardened is well made, both give excellent results. If not any combination can produce mixed inferior results.

Mod. 38

Mod. 38

Blade of SAE 52100 steel, of 5/16″ x 11/2″ x 8″ (8 x 38 x 200 mm), with brass guard and handle of Retamo. Alternatively I can use SAE 5160 or AISI 440C steel, with 5 mm of thickness. The blade (any thickness) is conical from its birth to the tip and slightly concave, with more structure in the beginning to break almost anything. A genuine “all-terrain”.

The Model 38 is a very special knife Like most of my knives, it has no step up to start the cutting edge. I try to avoid sudden changes of contour.
The blade begins as a flat-parallel to become slightly concave in the cutting area and then convex in the tip section terminating in rhomboidal.
Thus we have three well defined areas for different purposes: acute and robust point to nailing, with convenient guard to avoid slip of the hand, the main area concave with adequate angle to cutting and a solvent angle in the birth, to break anything.
A totally reliable knife.