Casstrom Sweden No.10 SFK Fixed 3.875" 14C28N Full Flat Ground Blade, Stabilized Curly Birch Wood Handles, Leather Sheath - KS13118
CASSKS13118: No.10 SFK - 14C28N/Flat/Stabilized Curly Birch Fixed Blade
Featuring highly figured stabilized Curly Birch this knife is as beautiful as it is durable. Stabilized wood is treated in a vacuum chamber to impregnate the wood with a special resin that fills all of the voids in the wood. Once heated then finished this process makes the wood completely dimensionally stable with no chance to warp, shrink or crack. This process adds considerably to the cost of the wood but ensures you have a knife that could be handed down for generations to come.
This strong full-tang knife is built for versatile use during hunting, fishing and general use of the forest. It is a very sturdy knife you can skin a moose with, fillet a fish with as well as carve wood. The blade is 3.875" long and made of about 3.5 mm thick Sandvik 14C28N, a Swedish stainless steel developed specifically for knives (58-59 HRC).
The knife is sharpened with a Full Flat grind and has a satin finish. This steel combined with the grinding makes these knives very easy to cut with, effective for a variety of tasks and maintain an edge well but is still very easy to sharpen. This type of grind is not optimal for batoning and prying but rather optimized for efficient cutting due to the low angle and thinness behind the edge. To increase the strength the secondary bevel needs to be sharpened back and angle increased a little, however for heavy use we would recommend you choosing a version with Scandi grind.
The knife comes with a sturdy sheath made from 3 mm vegetable tanned full-grain leather. All seams are properly welted, that is they have an extra bit of leather at the edge to keep the sharp blade from splitting the stitching. The knife pocket is generous enough to hold the knife well while leaving enough handle to easily remove the knife. The rivet is for lashing the end of the sheath to your leg to keep it moving with you on long hikes instead of flopping about. The sheath features an extra wide belt loop, a fluid draining hole, and a lanyard hole.
Pair with the Cognac Carabiner Dangler for a full featured bushcraft rig. The Dangler keeps the sheath comfortable when moving in tough terrain and sitting down, while the innovative carabiner D-ring allows the knife and sheath to be removed quickly. The D-ring can also be used in several other ways if needed.
About Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel:
Sandvik's most recently developed product in its popular series of knife steel. The optimized composition creates a steel with a unique combination of excellent edge holding features (stability, sharpenability, and sharpness), high hardness and high corrosion resistance. This steel has the ability to be heat-treated so that the wear resistance is improved over prior steel types without affecting the microstructure. To sharpen the knife is therefore relatively easy, while edge stability in terms of chipping and edge rolling is still very good. Steel structure analysis: C 0.62%, Si 0.2%, Mn 0.6%, P 0.025%, S 0.01%, Cr 14.0%, N 0.11% (HRC 58-59).
Full Flat Grind - A full flat grind features a flat bevel that travels from the spine of the knife to the edge with a small secondary bevel to form the sharpened edge. This grind is not as exceptionally strong overall as the scandi, but still suitable for most woodcraft activity. The advantage of the full flat is when cutting softer material such as prepping meals, skinning game, etc. The secondary bevel is also generally easier to maintain than the full v-grind of the scandi.
- No.10 SFK - 14C28N/Flat/Stabilized Curly Birch
- 14C28N Sandvik Stainless Steel
- Stabilized Curly Birch Wood Scales
- Veg Tanned Leather Sheath
- Blade Length: 3.875"
- Handle Length: 4.875"
- Overall Length: 8.75"
- Blade Material: 14C28N Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
- Blade Hardness: 58-59HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Full Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Stabilized Curly Birch Wood
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 6.0 oz.
- Made in Sweden
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.