MMHW 5160 Foresters Knife w/ Black Kydex Sheath
Listing is for a new Mineral Mountain Hatchet Works 5160 Carbon Alloy (see below) Foresters Knife and one of my custom Kydex sheaths.
I made this pancake style sheath with a built in D-ring from .080 Black Kydex. The sheaths eyelets are set for a large Tek Lok (not included). Sheath comes with a snap belt loop that will fit up to a 2" belt.
The knife is 15-1/4" overall with a 10-1/2" blade that is 1-3/4" wide.
Ted Frizzell, the master Arkansas knife maker behind Mineral Mountain Hatchet Works, has over 35 years experience producing some of the finest handmade working grade knives and custom handmade knives available. He has created well over 6000 knives, 2500 axes, and 600 swords. Ted has become well known for his hardworking big bowies and swords both nationally and internationally.
Over 35 years of development has gone into these knives. All MMHW knives, swords, and axes are made "to order" for hard use with 5160 high carbon steel and are finished with a non-glare, rust-resistant parkerization. Bead blast finish is available upon request. Deep hollow grinds and great geometry make these knives excel at cutting or chopping.
Tek Lok mounting; make sure you install the rubber washers between the Tek Lok and sheath. The Tek Lok can bind the sheath making the pull harder if you tighten too much or install the Tek Lok improperly. Most of the time I use 2 holes only on the Tek Lok and every time for modified scout carry! I haven't had one break!
I triple tape the blades of my knives to try to prevent Kydex rub it does not always work and can cause knife rattle. If you are worried about rub marks on your blade Kydex is probably not for you. If you are worried about knife rattle please let me know I can fine tune the sheath before I send it out. Please let me know any concerns you might have with your sheath and I would like to hear back from you on how everything fits. Most knives are hand ground and sharpened so each one is slightly different.
All products are handcrafted to imperfection by me a US Army Vet no two are the same so I do take individual photos of each item so you get what's in the photos. My products are not perfect but I do try. I set my retention on the stiff side so you don't lose your knife. Retention and fit can be adjusted with a heat gun or hair dryer but I do not suggest doing it. If you can't live with what you have please contact me and I will help you through it.
A steel popular with forgers, it is extremely popular now and a very high-end steel. It is essentially simple spring steel with chromium added for hardenability. It has good edge holding, but is known especially for its outstanding toughness. Often used for swords (hardened in the low 50s Rc) because of its toughness, and is also used for hard use knives (hardened up near the 60s Rc).
Carbon-0.56-0.64%, Manganese-0.75-1.00%, Chromium-0.70-0.90%