The CQBT-K - our improvement on the extremely successful CQBT. This new version is 10.75 inches, with a 2-inch wide blade, .198 3rd Gen super steel blade, hand-made self-draining G-10 handle and custom concealex sheath.
Want some kind of pansy knife? Want a fast-food version of field cutlery? We don't do that junk here. And so, in the spirit of making a great knife even better, we have tuned up the CQBT with thicker, lighter-weight super-steel, a half-inch longer blade, a better multi-purpose non-slip spine, knobbed base for a better striking surface - and a longer sharpened forward top-edge. This is the CQBT-K. Slightly more expensive than the original, but when the chips are down, you'll be happy to have it at your side.
For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder
features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts.
We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.
Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments.
Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.
We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.
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