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There is a wide selection of Custom Knives available today. Throughout history, knives have not only been essential for survival but have proven to be one of the most versatile tools. From its earliest form, the knife was developed out of the necessity for survival, and its evolution may be traced through the paths of history and technology.
With a history nearly as old as mankind itself, it's no wonder why so many people have such a fascination with knives, especially when it comes to collecting unique and versatile Custom Knives. We all marvel at a product when the word "Custom" is included. It shows individualism, uniqueness, creativity and a love for the gadgets being customized. Deciding on your needs, if you really have one, can be a challenge.
One thing for certain is the quality of a custom knife can exceed your typical production model. Most avid Custom Knife collectors already possess the knowledge required to quickly recognize a mediocre knife from that of a high quality, precision built model. Knife steel is a critical component of the custom knife. Making fine Custom knives is a work of patience, and a dedication to precision craftsmanship.
High carbon and stainless steels are both acceptable if properly alloyed. The high carbon steels are typically the steels that are forged. They can be differentially tempered. This property gives the knife maker more options. He can better control the hardness of the cutting edge, and still have a tough knife with a springy back.
Whether you are looking for the perfect hunting knife, the ideal executive desk knife, or a tactical folder. In the making of a fine custom knife there is a dedication to precision craftsmanship and a refined work of patience. A custom knife maker understands the metallurgy science and knows about choosing an appropriate knife steel.
As with anything, you must take into consideration why you are choosing a specific knife and then examine the different choices. For instance, there are three different style blades for hunting knives. There are folding blades, fixed blades, and replaceable blades.
Fixed blades are used in knives without moving parts. A sheath is required to carry a fixed blade knife in. Folding knives are easily carried in pockets, pouches, or hunting kits and are as effective as fixed blade knives. For the most versatility choose hunting knives with replaceable blades. Blades can be switched with ease according to the size of the game being hunted.
Some of the better brands for Pocket knives are W.R. Case, Schrade, and Kershaw. These knife makers often carry good quality commemorative knives in pocket knife style. Harley Davidson and Winchester create some of the more popular designs for a commemorative pocket knife.
If you want to start collecting pocket knives, the more popular knives are a good style to start with because they are traditionally less costly and simpler to find. With a heavier grade of knife, most are single blade and a little larger than a traditional pocket knife and are often referred to as folding knives. The larger blade folds back into the handle when it's not in use.
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720HD *Blade Length: 3.75 inches *Tip: Spearpoint *Grind: Hollow *Steel: 9Cr13 *Lock: Framelock *Handle: Titanium, skeletonized *Opener: Index Flipper *Weight: 4.88 Ounces *Price: -95 The Ti Fender features a less expensive stainless steel combined with a high quality titanium Monolock (framelock) which is skeletonized and bead blasted. Overall, it is a decent knife for those wanting a larger titanium framelock folder for less than 0.