As with all blades, the quality is not so much in the steel itself, but in the smithing and tempering of the steel.
It is the smith who makes great steel into legendary blades.
Each EPIC HANDMADE KNIFE is a hand crafted blade, forged with skill and attention. These are truly ONE of a kind.
Our D2 STEEL blades were first hardened up to 63HRC, then tempered down to 60HRC to give them an even solid tempering.
The hardening process is done in an automatic and controlled environment with the help of a vacuum oven for heating and nitrogen gas for quenching. The result is a high quality, reliable blade.
D2 is a stainless steel alloy, a combination of the elements 1.4 to 1.6 percent carbon, manganese, chromium, nickel, vanadium, and molybdenum.
D2 STEEL is super wear resistant and can handle high temperatures without losing its master temper.
D2 is a very strong and hard steel.
As with all things, there are potential down sides. D2 STEEL is more difficult to sharpen due to the steel and temper being so hard. It is also slightly more brittle than some high carbon steel blades.
However, all of our knives have thick, full tang sharp blades that will cut through almost anything. They are great to have at your side, as they are comfortable and balanced in the hand. The lines and curvatures of each blade are not only practical for its purpose but beautiful while fulfilling it.
We dedicate ALL proceeds from our sustainable, community-run knife shop towards humanitarian works of feeding, clothing, housing, and educating people!