Battle Horse Knives BHK Tree Frog S30V Knife
I am Battle Horse Knives Newest Dealer!
Most of my BHK knives will be one of a kind or upgraded steel. Some will come with my 7RB stamped on them.
Up for sale is a brand new BHK S30V Tree Frog Knife.
This is a Brand new Tree Frog Knife from Battle Horse Knives. Knife has Orange bead blasted micarta handles with lanyard hole. S30V Super Steel with a scandi grind. The Tree Frog represents the first bushcraft folding knife to be offered from Battle Horse Knives. It features textured micarta handle scales, an S30V steel blade, and an innovative pin locking system. Stainless steel pins hold the blade securely locked in the open or closed position. They are connected to the knife with a black paracord lanyard. It provides a rock solid blade lock up that can truly be depended on. This Tree Frog model has a Tan micarta handle and a satin finished blade
- Overall Length:8.375"
- Blade Length:3.50"
- Cutting Edge:3.25"
- Blade Thickness:0.15"
- Blade Material: S30V
- Blade Style:Drop Point
- Blade Grind:Scandi
- Edge Type:Plain
- Handle Length:4.875"
- Handle Thickness:0.89"
- Handle Material:Micarta
- Color: Orange
- Weight:5.78 oz.
- Knife Type:Manual
- Brand:Battle Horse Knives
- Model:Tree Frog
- Country of Origin:USA
S30V Steel – This steel was designed to be used for knives. This steel is very tough, and yet still has great wear resistance. For how tough the steel is, it actually has very good hardness also, which is why many consider it to be one of the best choices for knife making. It has a carbon content of 1.45%.
CPM S30V is considered a premium grade knife steel. It is so expensive that it strongly affects the price of the knife, and is largely used in higher-end production and custom knives. Buck Knives calls it "the absolute best blade steel available". Joe Talmadge claims it might be the ultimate high-end all-around stainless steel, due to high performance coupled with easier machinability and sharpen ability than the other steels in this class.
This series is becoming quite popular because of its strength, ability to resist rust, and how well it holds an edge. These are difficult steels to sharpen though, if you do need to give them an edge. All of these knives are very wear resistant. This type of steel is also very difficult to mirror polish, so you will almost never see it. The 30, 60, and 90 in this series stand for 3%, 6%, and 9% vanadium in the alloy respectively.
CPM S30V is a martensitic (hardened) powder-made (sintered) wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed by Dick Barber of Crucible Industries in collaboration with knifemaker Chris Reeve. Its chemistry promotes the formation and even distribution of vanadium carbides, which are harder and more effective at cutting than chromium carbides. These vanadium carbides give the steel a very refined grain, further improving the sharpness and toughness. Despite some difficulties with a consistent heat-treat, knifemakers use CPM S30V because its composition makes it easier to grind than other powder steels although the carbides still wear down the grinder belts considerably. Its composition is as follows: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%. Barber received feedback from a number of other knife users and knifemakers such as Sal Glesser, Ernest Emerson, Tony Marfione, Phil Wilson, William Harsey Jr., Tom Mayo, Jerry Hossom, and Paul Bos in the development of CPM S30V.