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"Magdalena Magnum" obverse side view in D2 extremely high carbon die steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Pilbara Picasso Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved, hand-tooled leather sheat
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Last Chance

"Last Chance" in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Black Jade gemstone handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath
Last Chance
  • Size: Length overall: 8.9" (22.6 cm), Blade Length: 4.5" (11.4 cm), Thickness: .190" (4.8 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 8.6 oz. (244 grams) Sheath: 8.0 oz. (227 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to HRC58, Mirror Polished
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, Mirror Polished
  • Handle: Black Nephrite Jade Gemstone (Australia)
  • Sheath: Locking Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Knife: The "Last Chance" is a proven design of mine, made with and for law enforcement carry as a last chance tool and defensive weapon. It's also been a great and proven working tool, with plenty of features and original style. The blade is razor-keen 440 high chromium stainless steel, a martensitic stainless steel chosen for its extremely high corrosion resistance, great wear characteristics and high toughness. This is the same fine tool steel used to make water resistant ball bearings, high pressure valve seats, and industrial shear blades for corrosive atmospheres. I hollow ground the blade smoothly and cleanly, with accurately matched grinds and nicely radiused grind terminations for great blade-to-handle strength. The tanto blade grind offers an aggressive point and an additional tough secondary point where the two straight edges meet. The spine has a full length top swage to reduce point profile for piercing without sacrificing tip strength, and the blade is smooth and clean with no filework. The tang is fully tapered and the handle is bolstered with zero care, high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel. The front bolster is contoured and faced, the rear bolster has a 1/4" chamfered and polished lanyard hole through the tang for extra security if needed. The bolsters are smooth and polished brightly, and are dovetailed to bed a pair of Australian Black Nephrite Jade gemstone handle scales. This jade is extremely tough, in fact, nephrite is the toughest mineral on earth. With a bright, glassy polish, the jade is even and clean, and with the flawless blending with the stainless steel bolsters and tang, this is one of the smoothest, silkiest handles I've ever made. The knife feels wonderful in the hand.
  • Sheath: I've made one of my positively locking waterproof sheaths in double-thickness kydex thermoformed over a 5052H32 high strength, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy welt frame, secured with nickel plated steel Chicago screws. The locking mechanism is all stainless steel for the ultimate in corrosion resistance, and the die-formed high strength aluminum belt loops are reversible as well as able to be positioned in several locations along the welt lines.
  • A classy, practical ,and useful knife, tool, and back-up in the highest quality.

Thanks, K. V.!

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"Last Chance" reverse side view. Die formed aluminum alloy belt loops can be positioned in several locations along the welt frame, and are reversible "Last Chance" spine view. Spine is clean and smooth, fully tapered and polished with great balance. Handle scales are gemstone, and dovetailed and bedded. "Last Chance" inside handle tang view. All surfaces are contoured, smoothed, and polished for a silky smooth feel "Last Chance" obverse side handle detail. Black Nephrite Jade is from Australia "Last Chance" reverse side handle detail. Jade is very tough, polished like glass. "Last Chance" point detail. Tanto point has two straight edges, and is extremely strong and durable. "Last Chance" sheathed view. Sheath is positively locking and waterproof, with quick and sure unsheathing

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