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"Orion" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rio Grande Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin
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Kapteyn

"Kapteyn" Combat, tactical knife: 440C high chromium mirror finished stainless tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Desert Ironwood handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel waterproof sheath
"Kapteyn" Tactical Combat Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 12.25" (31.1 cm), Blade Length: 7.5" (19.0 cm), Thickness: .208" (5.2 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 13.8 oz. Sheath: 10.5 oz.
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59, hollow ground and mirror polished, custom etched
  • Fittings/Bolsters: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, mirror polished
  • Handle: Polished Desert Ironwood Hardwood
  • Sheath: Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Knife: This is a custom professional combat tactical knife made for one of our US Army Rangers, headed into the theatre of combat. The Kapteyn is a tough, sharp, and serious tool, with plenty of beefy thick stock in the spine to support the deeply hollow ground and razor sharp blade, custom etched with the owner's initials. The top half length blade swage offers reduced point geometry for a very sharp point without sacrificing spine strength. This Ranger's knife has over 2" of my vicious "vampire" teeth serrations for cutting tough textiles, and the fully tapered tang has punchy, striking, complex zig-zag filework, for increased purchase in grip with an artistic flair. The handle has deep quillons bolstered with high chromium, high nickel 304 austenitic stainless steel bolsters, pinned and permanently mounted, dovetailed, sculpted and polished. They bolsters frame a beautiful pair of hard Desert Ironwood hardwood scales, and I matched the curve of the handle with the sloping figure of this rich wood, to concentrate the figure at the neck of the handle. The hardwood scales are bedded and secured with ten 304 stainless steel pins.
  •  Sheath: The sheath for this knife is one of my waterproof, locking combat models, made of double thick kydex, 5052H32 corrosion resistant aluminum, all stainless steel locking mechanism and machine screws, and nickel plated steel Chicago screws; the toughest, most secure combat sheath made.
  • A powerful knife, ready for combat.

Thanks, H. L.!

Jay,
Thanks so much! The knife is gorgeous! I couldn't have asked for a better result.
As my son-in-law said when he saw the pictures, "It's a gift for a lifetime."
Thanks for the beautiful work.

-H.


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"Kapteyn" full combat knife, reverse side view. Note custom personalization etched into blade and deep aluminum belt loops on locking combat sheath "Kapteyn" edgework, spine filework detail. Note fully tapered tang, dovetailed stainless steel bolsters. "Kapteyn" inside handle edgework, filework detail. Note full, complete filework, deep quillons, sculpted and fileworked choil in thick blade "Kapteyn" sheathed detail. Locking sheath is one of the best combat sheaths made, with stainless fittings and permanent construction

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