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Macha Navigator EL

"Macha Navigator EL" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Plasma Agate gemsone handle, hand-carved, hand-dyed leather sheath
"Macha Navigator EL"
  • Size: Length overall: 14.1" (358 cm), Blade Length: 8.8" (22.4 cm), Thickness: .265" (6.7 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb., 4.0 oz. (567 grams), Sheath: 8 oz. (227 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59, Mirror Polished
  • Bolsters, Fittings: Hand-engraved 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Plasma Agate Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-carved, hand-dyed leather shoulder, nylon stitching
  • Knife: The Macha Navigator is a popular design evolved from my Macha Principle Security Detail and combat knives. "Macha," pronounced mak-kha, is the name for the Celtic goddess of war. This particular Macha Navigator has a more gentle and comfortable thumb rise than the original design, and a hefty EL (extra length) blade. The knife is a striking piece of work, and has nearly nine inches of deeply and accurately hollow ground high chromium, high alloy 440C martensitic tool steel, cleanly and brightly mirror polished, honed to a razor's edge. The beautiful blade is very tough and wear resistant, and this is why 440C is used for stainless steel ball bearings and high pressure, corrosion resistant valve seats and shear blades. The blade has a devastating tactical point, and a half-length top swage supported by more than 1/4" thick steel at the spine. The blade has 3 inches of my super-aggressive Vampire rip teeth, cleanly sharpened for superior and hostile action. The blade has spine filework, from the swage to the handle butt, reminiscent of a hound's tooth pattern while the inside of the handle tang is clear and smooth for comfort. The knife is bolstered with zero-care 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel, the same steel used to make the toughest and most corrosion resistant nuts, bolts, and fasteners. I took considerable time and effort to cut a striking and bold deep relief pattern into the bolsters by hand-engraving, matching the same nested teardrop pattern that is carved into the sheath. The multi-pinned bolsters are mirror polished, radiused, contoured, and smoothly rounded for a very comfortable grip, and are dovetailed to bed the handle scales. The rear bolster has chamfered lanyard hole for extra security if needed. The handle scales are striking and beautiful Plasma Agate gemstone, with bright green translucent agate and bits of golden threads running through. On close inspection, there are ruby-red dots and clear agate clouds with a few traces of metallic hematite. This is a very tough, hard, and durable gemstone unique in character and beauty. It's smoothly and evenly polished and glassy and solid in the hand. The knife balances at the choil, and feels magnificent and extremely powerful in the hand.
  • Sheath: I wanted a very special sheath for this knife, one that would compliment the knife in obvious harmony. I hand-carved the 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, vegetable tanned, with the same nested teardrop (or paisley) pattern on the bolsters, and hand-tooled the pattern to stand bold from the background. The background is a dark green-black and I hand-dyed the raised patterns in a graduated green color with a hint of yellow-gold, to bring out a bit of the character of the Plasma Agate handle. The sheath is deep and large, well-protecting the knife and owner, and is hand-stitched with black nylon, in double row at the belt loop top for strength. Even the back and belt loop of the sheath is carved, tooled, and hand-dyed for continuity, and the knife and sheath blend seamlessly. The sheath is completely sealed with a high gloss finish, hand-buffed.
  • The Macha Navigator EL is a superior, striking, massive, and handsome knife, expertly ground and finished, with bold and refined character, one I'm very proud of.

Thanks, N. D.!

The knife looks AWESOME! I love it.


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"Macha Navigator EL" reverse side view. Knife is large and bold, sheath is completely hand-tooled, carved and hand-dyed throughout, even on the back and belt loop "Macha Navigator EL" spine edgework, filework detail. Blade tang and spine is thick and strong, filework is regimented and accurate along spine "Macha Navigator EL" inside handle tang view. Tang belly is smooth and even, bolsters are dovetailed to bed the hard agate handle scales "Macha Navigator EL" Obverse side handle detail. bolsters are pinned with zero clearance multiple pins, all in 304 stainless steel. Grind is radiused and accurate, serrations are sharp and keen "Macha Navigator EL" reverse side handle detail. All surfaces are rounded, smooth, contoured, and radiused for comfort and smooth finish "Macha Navigator EL" reverse side gemstone handle detail. Plasma agate has beautiful structure, with dots of red  and white clouds of hard agate with green agate and gold threads "Macha Navigator EL" obverse side handle detail. Plasma agate is hard and tough, gemstone is tightly fitted and polished to a glassy luster "Macha Navigator EL" obverse side front bolster detail. Engraving is deep relief in high chromium, high nickel austenitic stainless steel. "Macha Navigator EL" obverse side rear bolster engraving detail. Engraving is deep and bold, all cut by hand. Lanyard hole is through tang, chamfered and polished for smoothness "Macha Navigator EL" point detail. Blade is hollow ground for razor keen, high longevity, high corrosion resistance and durability. "Macha Navigator EL" point view. Knife has long, large, and substantial blade, beautifully hollow ground and polished, with elegant and functional design "Macha Navigator EL" sheathed view. Sheath is deep and protective, with high back for comfort. Design is hand-carved, hand-tooled, hand-dyed with sucessive color layers for unique appearance. All surfaces are sealed and polished. "Macha Navigator EL" sheathed view, sheath mouth. Spine filework to rear quillon, handle is smooth and even. Handle extension is enough for display and easy unsheathing. Note wide and strong welt frame.

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