Small Carbidized Titanium Composite Knife
This piece is made from G10/titanium composite. It features carbidizing (to read more about carbidizing go here: https://www.ecosknives.com/pages/info-carbidizing ) .
Titanium and composite blades are not for everyone. They have pros and cons. Pros: Very lightweight, will never corrode, color never wears off. Cons: Titanium is softer than steel so its not good for chopping, its better at slicing. Not as tough as a solid steel knife.
For those of you wondering about the toughness...I have had one in my workshop for 10yrs...its still going strong even though its abused. Another piece a friend of mine has had for 15yrs...still going strong. Etc. However these shouldn't be batoned through logs, used as a prybar, hammered on, etc because there is the chance of delamination between the G10 and titanium....buy a nice steel heat treated for toughness(or a prybar) for that. Buy these for what knives are intended for..cutting/slicing.
Overall Length: 4 3/4"
Blade Length: 2"
Blade Width 3/4"
Blade Thickness 5/32"
Blade Grind: Double Flat Grind
Edge Grind: Right Hand Chisel Grind, Carbidzed Offside
Blade steel: 6AL4V titanium, tungsten carbide carbidizing, red G10
Blade Finish: Machined to 80grit.
Handle: Red G10, black braided cord that is sealed with resin so it never unwraps.
Sheath: Kydex sheath. Sheath holes are drilled for 3/4" centers and can be used with various hardware (sold separately) or tied to gear using Zip-Ties or cord.