Zeus Durability Test

Our knives will cut - even after being shoved through rocks.

Our knife tester, Eddie DeLuca, took his ZEUS Z1 combat knife out to the Hit Man Mine. Our knives will not only cut through rocks - they won't break and they will cut after chopping rocks. We make gear for the toughest situations - and the toughest people on the planet.

The ZEUS Z1 Combat knife - after weeks of use at the Hit Man Mines. This version built for our tester Eddie DeLuca and featuring our DRED self-draining / ported handle design.
Eddie DeLuca's Zeus Z1 after weeks of hard use at the Hit Man Mines.
A CQBT Knife which has been hammered tip first into solid rock. Undamaged. Of course.

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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(yep. We are that busy)


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