Grinds- (Find what works best for 80% of what you plan on using your knife for)
- Scandi grind- Scandi grinds are an excellent choice for bushcrafters and outdoorsman.
- Flat grind- Is the right choice for hunters and anyone planing on slicing and dicing.
- Saber grind- This is a great choice for the in between user, the more every day carry user.
Micarta- we offer Green, Black and Natural canvas micarta bead blasted or polished. Micarta is layered canvas heat compressed together with resin.
- Bead blasted adds a rougher matte finish to the handle.
- Polished adds a shiny smooth finish to the handle.
G10- G10 is a fiberglass handle material that also works well. It is offered in a variety of colors and color combinations.
Liners- Come in a variety of colors. Liners are placed running parallel to the knife steel.
Spacers- Come in a variety of colors. Spacers are added horizontally dividing the handle.
Bolster- The bolster can come in either G10, Micarta or a variety of other handle materials. It is the front section of the handle.
- Mosaic Pins
- Loveless bolts (most commonly used)
- Stainless steel pins
- Lanyard hole- for adding a lanyard to your knife for easy retrieval or for added safety. (Offered as an upgrade in copper and stainless)
- Satin Finish- Most commonly used.
- Gun Blued- Cold Gun bluing added for a black finish. (Not food safe)
- Acid etched- Acid etching is a process that we do to give a more textured look to the blade finish.
Additional Add on’s-
- A file is used to create a mildly aggressive thumb grip.
- Tip is ground but not sharpened. This helps with puncturing.
RTD’S (Random Textured Divots)-
- These are done by hand randomly on the handle to create a different texture for added grip.
- Laser engraving
- CNC engraving
Steel codes- On all BHK knives opposite side as the BHK logo you might see a letter stamp or stamps. Here is what they mean.
- No stamp on the back side will mean they are a standard model in O1 tool steel.
- “LE” stands for Limited edition and would have been part of a small run or the first run of a particular model.
- “PT” stands for prototype. If your knife has a PT stamp it was the first prototype of that model or the first prototype made after changes were made to that model.
- “O” stands for O1 high carbon tool steel.
- “A” stands for A2
- “T” stands for 1095
- “A3” stands for ATS34
- “D” stands for D2
- “C” stands for CPM 154
- “F” stands for CM 154
- “E” stands for 12 C 27
- “S” stands for 13 C 26
- “V” stands for S30V
- “B” stands for 440 C
- “G” stands for 19 C 27
- “N” or “VN” stands for S35VN
- “L” stands for AEBL
- “3” or “3V” stands for CMP3V
- “A3” stands for ATS34
- “M” or “M4” stands for M4
HEAT TREAT ROCKWELL IS BETWEEN 58-60