The Dark Element Custom:
Our very first fully machined fixed blade knife is now available. Introducing the Element! This machined knife has the fit and finish you have come to expect from all of our other hand-made production and custom knives. The element has a sleek design and features classic drop point lines it’s clear from this knife that our artisans are passionate about what they do. Let our passion become your obsession with the Element
The leather sheath is made from 8 oz, saddle skirting that has been hand-tooled and finished. The leather we used comes from one of the oldest tanneries in the USA, Wickett & Craig. The sheath has been hand wet-formed to provide a nice tight fit for this one of a kind knife. The two part construction makes for a lower profile sheath.
What is Magnacut?
CPM MagnaCut is a premium stainless blade steel. The big selling points of MagnaCut are its high toughness, high wear resistance, and high corrosion resistance. Many knife steels settle for a tradeoff, like more toughness at the expense of wear resistance, but Dr. Larrin Thomas, professional metallurgist and writer of knifesteelnerds.com, employed some clever tricks to make MagnaCut score high marks in all categories. It has the toughness of CPM-4V (a hard-use steel found on high-end fixed blades) with the stainlessness of CPM-20CV (a tried-and-true premium knife steel used primarily in folders). Thanks to its high wear resistance, it boasts excellent edge retention, but in the same vein, might be a little challenging to sharpen.
Is MagnaCut a good steel?
Yes. It is one of the best all-around knife steels out there. Thanks to some clever composition and manufacturing, it has a fine microstructure that makes sharpening more manageable than other steels of similar wear resistance. These great features make MagnaCut a great choice for small folders, big choppers, kitchen knives, and everything in between! (Credit BladeHQ)
DARK ELEMENT FEATURES: Flat Ground Blade | Blackened, Machined Titanium Handle | Blackened Titanium Hardware | Magnacut Stainless Steel | Thin Profiled, Hand-Tooled Leather Sheath
TOTAL LENGTH: 7.25”
CUTTING EDGE: 3.10”
HANDLE LENGTH: 4”
BLADE THICKNESS: .120"
KNIFE WEIGHT: 4.30 oz
BLADE TYPE: Drop Point
BLADE STEEL: Magnacut Stainless Steel
BLADE GRIND: Flat
HANDLE MATERIAL: Blackened Titanium
BOLSTER MATERIAL: N/A
HANDLE FINISH: Machined "Rays" Pattern
HARDWARE: Titanium Screws
SHEATH TYPE: Thin Profile, Black, Hand-Tooled Leather
SHEATH WEIGHT: 2.15 oz
CARRY ORIENTATION: Right, Vertical
LANYARD HOLE: N/A
***Just like all things, proper care should be given to the knife blade. We recommend cleaning with warm water and completely drying after use. We recommend applying WD40 or some type of gun oil to the blade immediately after drying to help deter spotting/rusting. Always clean and oil your knife before extended storage. Never store your knife in the leather sheath for extended time periods. The high-carbon nature of this damascus steel is prone to rusting and discoloration if not properly cared for.