Blank knife blade hunter engraved
Blank blade industrial hacksaw HST (high speed tool) steel ( A D2 with carbide) hunter skinner design 2.9 ounces. Overall 7 inches. Blade 3 3/4 , 1/16th thick. Double temper Rockwell 59 hardness. Acid etch one sided is a lynx head other side flying goose and flowers. Copper forged into steel. Animal tracks stamped in. Very one of a kind blade with lots of work done to it. Steel is special from 21 inch industrial hacksaw not sold to the public used during other Alaska pipeline days to cut 8 inch stainless pipe. Custom made for the pipeline in the 1980's not made any more. This knife can cut through barb wire,( I cut a 4inch nail as a test) other steel without chipping (as an emergency survival knife) Handle a little shorter than some knives for a more hidden or out of the way knife. This steel cannot be drilled, so I put handle holes in with a torch. Handle outline a tad rough, needs a final tune. (when handle goes on maybe) Sharp functional could use a better polish on blade if you wish, or leave as is for more functional knife you would get dirty anyhow. Possibly only a diamond will sharpen this. I used a silicone belt sander but hard to do by hand. This is a rare steel to get hold of. Got given to me by former pipeline worker. On Ebay found one used blade, $180. Just for the raw blade, no knife made. I got free so passing savings along.