The Knives use diferents types of steels and coatings to give them the form and hardness required. In the following list shows some types of steel used habitually.
420H (High Carbon content)
420 steel with high Carbon content. Very stain
resistant and tough. Easy to re-sharpen.
“MOVA” 1.4116 (X50CrMoV15)
It´s a classic steel in our Knives and folding Knives.
A excellent combination of Molybdenum and
Vanadium that is highly stain resistant, though,and
“MOVA 60” (X60CrMoV15)
More content in Carbon than MOVA (1.4116).
One of the best stainless steel to make Knives.
Contain nitrogen which enables and provide to
14C28N and excellent corrosion resistance and the
ability to be hardened to 58-61 Rockwell.
DAMASCO (CARBON STEEL)
“Damascus steel” of 576 layers forged by hand
following ancient techniques.
The “Stainless Damascus Steel” it´s compound about
130 layers although it can range between 90 and
130 depending on the thickness and production.
Using two kind of rapidly solidified powder steels
(RWL34-PMC27) welded at a temperature of 1150ºC
and at a gas pressure of about 1000 atmospheres, we
get a material hard, durable, heat resistant and the
fracture strength thereby increased radically.
Hand-Crafted made like old Samurai swords, these
Traditional Japanese kitchen Knives, use a VG10
laminated blades. The VG10 High Carbon Cobalt core
is clad with 7 layers of stainless steel (410) on each
side, producing a beautiful 15 layers Damascus. VG10
is known the “Super Steel” that holds an edge longer
than other steels.
BLADE COATING.- TEFLON (PTFE)®
Anti-friction PTFE coating used on knives and blades. It is practically inert and does not react to other chemical substances, with a very low friction coefficient and high impermeability, preserving its quality in moist environments. As such, this is an excellent anti-corrosion treatment, and is highly appreciated for tactical or military use.
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The Knives use diferents types of materials and coatings to give them the hardness required. In the following list shows some types of materials used habitually to knives handles.
A composite of linen, canvas that is impregnated with epoxy resin and formed into sheets or blocks. Extremely resistant to water,wear,heat,etc…
This is a natural wood composite (cocobolo, coral, birch…) soaked with resin, and at times dyed. When subjected to pressure and temperature, it obtains better properties than the wood itself that makes it up, such as greater hardness and water resistance.
PBT + FIBRE GLASS
PBT is an engineering polymer with excellent thermal, mechanical, electrical and chemical properties. Its fibre glass reinforcement bequeaths it with greater hardness and tenacity, and therefore greater wear resistance. In addition to excellent chemical resistance, which makes it practically indifferent to weather and light, it also has good
thermal properties, withstanding temperatures greater than 200ºC. It is non-toxic and totally recyclable.
ANODIZED ALUMINUM 5083
Anodizing makes aluminum stronger and anodic films are much longer lasting than other surface colorations. Anodized aluminum knife handles are highly scratch resistant and fade resistant.
This is a ternary alloy with Copper, Zinc and Nickel, with a colour and shine similar to silver. With a greater proportion of Nickel, the quality and resistance to corrosive elements increase.
This is a Copper and Zinc alloy made in furnaces at a smelting temperature of 980º C.
It´s a family of alloys with a base metal of zinc and alloying elements of aluminium, magnesium, and copper.
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The mighty kukri is a Nepalese knife that serves both as a tool and as a weapon. It is a hybrid between knife and ax.
It is part of the arsenal of the regiment and the coat of arms of the Gurkha fighters. It is curved and some kukris are made for the modern Indian army.
The kauri or kaura is one of the unique characteristics of the kukri: it is a notch in the shape of a half moon that is located on the inside of the blade, near the handle. This kauri serves to prevent the blade’s blood flow from wetting the handle during combat.
The kukri was used in the First and Second World Wars. Nepalese learn to manipulate them from the age of five.
They come in various sizes, from miniatures to huge sword-like models used in ceremonies where buffalo are slaughtered by a single clean cut.
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