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"Volans" fillet, boning, carving knife: 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hollow ground and mirror finished, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Cretaceous Algae gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
Volans (The Flying Fish) fine handmade custom fillet knife
  • Size: Length overall: 11.2" (28.4 cm), Blade Length: 6.8" (17.3 cm), Thickness: .125" (.32 cm)
  • Weight: Knife: 4.8 oz. (136 grams) Sheath: 5.0 oz. (142 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C56.5, hollow ground and mirror polished
  • Fittings/Bolsters: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, mirror polished
  • Handle: Polished Fossilized Cretaceous Algae Gemstone (chalcedony)
  • Sheath: Hand-Carved Leather
  • Volans is named for the constellation of the flying fish, and is designed as a fine fillet, boning, and carving knife. The slender and keen blade shape will work with precision on those fine cuts, and this knife is made with enough grace and class that it is a collector's piece on its own. I made the blade out of 440C high chromium stainless steel, for the lowest care and highest corrosion resistance of any custom knife steel. I left the blade fairly hard for a fillet knife, I didn't want it to be floppy and springy, but to be rigid enough for straight accurate cuts. Keeping that in mind, the steel is 1/8" thick stock, thin enough for a slender, lightweight form, but heavy enough for durability and limited flexibility. It supports a hollow grind with an 8" contact wheel, for an incredibly sharp, high longevity knife. Mirror finish is beautiful and easy to keep clean. I fileworked only the top of the spine for easy cleaning, with a detailed geometric pattern. The bolsters are 304 high nickel, high chromium stainless steel, for zero care and long life, and I've included a 1/4" rear bolster lanyard hole for security. They're mirror finished and dovetailed to hold handle scales of Fossilized Cretaceous Algae gemstone, a hard, tough, beautiful gem that is actually 100 million year old algae fossil, replaced with hard and tough chalcedony gemstone. Very original gem from earth's ancient past, with striking patterns and microscopic details. I just look at this stuff and imagine the time it formed.... neat!
  • This knife had to have a classy sheath, so I hand-carved a sheath of 9-10 oz. leather shoulder with a clean, variable crescent pattern set. The sheath is dyed a medium brown color, hand stitched with polyester sinew, lacquered and sealed.
  • A beautiful, graceful knife!

Thanks, P. K.!

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"Volans" reverse side detail. Note full tooling on reverse of sheath "Volans" edgework, filework detail. Note fine filework pattern, fully tapered tang, dovetailed bolsters and gemstone handle "Volans" obverse side handle detail. Beautiful and striking gemstone is 100 million year old fossilized algae replaced by chalcedony gemstone "Volans" reverse side handle detail. Note clean choil, fine grind lines, striking handle detail "Volans" sheathed detail. Note deep, protective sheath of heavy, hand-carved leather, stitched and sealed    

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