Bison Bushcraft Knife RWL34 California Buckeye Burl
Bushcraft Knife RWL34 California Buckeye Burl
A variant of my Bushcraft Knife with a blade length of 80mm by 3.2mm and is of full tang construction.. The blade steel is RWL34 stainless high carbon tool steel, the very best in my opinion. The handle scales are of a beautifully figured California Buckeye Burl held on with Brass Loveless Bolts over Red Ocre liners. The scandi ground edge is set at 27 degrees. The Scabbard is oiled veg tanned leather and is a right handed deep pouch carry.
About the steel;
A stainless tool steel developed at the DAMASTEEL AB firm in Sweden. It is a powder metallurgy version of ATS-34 that was the steel championed by one of the grandfathers of modern custom knife making Bob W Loveless (Hence RWL). It's performance is exemplary, especially in the 27 degree scandi grind that I employ. It is very tough and will hold an edge for a long time. Normally hardened to 62hrc for best performance.