DEK3 (Defensive Everyday Knife 3)
1/8″ stock, hard as a woodpecker’s lips and ground down to an atom. Behold our first non-rough-use knife since the potato knives and our first hollow ground production model since the skinners. Is it a tactical santoku? It’s light as a feather and cuts like a laser. 10″ hollow ground in either modified Delta 3V at HRC 61.5-62 or Magnacut. The rear swedge is thin and can be sharpened. The swedge does not come all the way to the point to prevent the tip from being overly fragile.
10″ hollow grind. Ground to tangent.
Delta 3V, 61.5 HRC, (.125″ thick at ricasso (1/8″) (Magnacut optional)
Total length 9.125
Blade length 4.5
Weight 4.8 oz
Edge angle 18 DPS
Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10