Marttiini Lynx Carbinox Knife T508 Steel Curly Birch Handle - 131016
A perfect knife for carving jobs that require precision and as a companion for hunters and hikers
Carbinox T508 steel combines the best characteristics of carbon and chrome steel: toughness, easy honing, and extreme durability. The carbon content of the steel is 0.5%, the chrome content is 8% and its hardness is 56-57 HRC. The material is not classified as stainless, but its resistance to corrosion is considerably higher than that of traditional carbon steel. In order to maintain Carbinox T508 it is sufficient to clean the blade carefully and dry it after use. However we also recommend the occasional treatment of the blade with unsalted oil.
Length of blade : 8,5 cm
Total length : 20 cm
Blade material : Carbinox T508
Handle material : Curly birch Waxed
Sheath material : Leather
Carbinox T508 steel combines the best properties of carbon and chromium steel: toughness, ease of sharpening and extreme durability. The carbon content of the steel mixture is 0.5%, chromium content 8% and it has a hardness of 56-57 HRC. The material is not classified as stainless, although it has a corrosion resistance that is significantly higher than traditional carbon steel. The basic maintenance of a Carbinox T508 blade requires nothing more than carefully cleaning and drying the blade after use. We do, however, recommend oiling the blade with unsalted oil every now and then.
The traditional material used for Finnish knife handles is curly birch. The material comes from the curly birch belt in Central Finland. The blaze-patterned curly birch is an excellent fit as a material for a knife handle, because it's durable and fair. This beautifully patterned curly birch is available on the market in limited amounts, which makes the price notably higher than regular birch.
The leather sheaths of Marttiini knives are made with either vegetable or chrome tanned oxhide. The leather hides are purchased from both Europe and South America. The sheaths are made with both dyed and natural colored leather.
The knife sheaths are still made mostly by hand. Each sheath has to be exactly the right size and shape, so it forms a fitting pair with the knife. A section of the leather is cut with a model iron, and the seams are attached with glue before sewing. Most sheaths have a plastic piece inside that supports the sheath and protects the blade.
The printing on the sheath is made on either the cut section or the finished sheath. Rivets, and in some cases a bronze collar, strengthen and adorn the sheath.
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