Hunting Knife Blade Blank 020 - 9Cr18MoV Stainless Steel - 5 1/8" OAL
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Excellent for StartersI purchased this knife blank as the first I would add scales to. It came in hardened, polished, and sharpened. The pins for the bolsters were ground nicely- there were not obvious.
The only ding I gave it for quality was that I had to ream the pin holes to accept a 1/8" pin- one hole was a nice slip-fit but the other was a thou undersized. This isn't an issue- just make sure you ream those holes out when you get the blank and you will have zero problems!
The results were great- just make sure you shield off the bolster when running the knife on the grinder or you'll wind up having to re-polish it.
I used 1/8" black G10 and the results were great!
I would definitely recommend this blank!
Hunting Knife Blade 020
- Made of 9Cr18MoV steel - China comparable to 440C steel
- Overall length 5 1/2"
- Cutting edge 1 7/8"
- 1/8" thick with an attached bolster
- 2- 1/8" pin holes
- Requires 2 1/2" x 1" handle material
- Polished and sharpened
- RC Hardness 57-59
- Made in China
These knife blanks are already heat treated and hardened. All you need to do is add a handle and maybe a sheath. We suggest adding a pair of g10 scales in 3/16" or 1/4" thick material for the handle. You could also add some handsome wood scales from our extensive assortment or even from your own stock.
**We now offer made in the USA sheath kits that you can purchase separately to pair with your favorite knife blanks.The recommended sheath(s) for this knife blank would be Sheath Kit #7, Sheath Kit #10 and Sheath Kit #11.
**For those of you who prefer not to make a sheath kit we also offer made in the USA completed sheaths. These completed sheaths are the same as the kits, except assembled for you by us. The sheath(s) for this knife would be Sheath Style #7, Sheath Style #10, and Sheath Style #11.
**And for even more convenience we offer fully completed made in the USA sheaths. These sheaths have been dyed brown by us so they are ready to go! The sheath(s) for this knife would be Brown Sheath Style #7, Brown Sheath Style #10 and Brown Sheath Style #11.
440C is possibly the most popular knife steel in use today. It takes and holds a good edge. It has good corrosion resistance and is tough enough the edge won't chip out. 440C offers a good performing steel at a good price. Finally it can easily sharpened. Don't confuse 440C with lower quality 440A you find on low end knives. 440C is quality steel that has a good balance of edge holding, toughness and corrosion resistance that has stood the test of time.
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