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Blade Type Information: 1095 Carbon Steel

A popular choice for creating knives that shall be used daily and under extreme conditions is carbon steel. This particular steel lends itself well to rough usage. It is simply stronger, a lot more durable, and much easier to sharpen than its cousin stainless steel. What makes this metal tougher is the near absence of chromium, the alloy used to make stainless steel corrosive resistant. 1095 is the great compromise one gets between a blade built with hardness in mind, ensuring a keen edge, and one built with suppleness, the factor needed for strength.

Oddly enough, carbon steels typically contain less carbon then stainless steel blades. Yet it is the carbon that is the main ingredient in the metal. Once mixed, the raw material is harder and stronger than regular stainless steel. This allows the designed blades to hold a much sharper and better-defined edge. This particular steel is extremely popular with artisans that create swords. Since it is harder overall, it is more difficult to forge a proper blade with 1095 than with other types of carbon steels. Knife makers put in more time ensuring the shape and polish of their final products is perfect for the consumer. This type of attention usually comes with a higher price tag.

Although the steel is nearly perfect for a hearty sword, one must keep in mind that the absence of chromium, the very reason it is harder, stronger, and faster to sharpen, makes the metal susceptible to corrosion. The blades are simply quicker to dull because of abrasion due to the friction a person would place the blade through. These carbon steel blades must be properly cared for quickly after every use. Keeping them sheathed at all times is also a necessity in ensuring a long life for your carbon steel blade.

Handle Material Information: Wood Handle

There are many different types of wood handles that are available for many different things. That being said, today we are going to concentrate only on three.

Tomahawks

Surely everyone is aware that not only were tomahawks used by Native Americans but they also had handles made from wood. Back then wood was just about the only material to make them with. Over time and with many experiments they finally decided which types of wood worked well and which didn’t. Popular theory is that hard woods work best although some did prefer the softer woods because they tended to be lighter and easier to throw.

Axes

Anyone today can go to a hardware store and find many tools with wooden handles. This includes axes. Why do you think that is? Does it make sense to use a wooden handled tool to chop down the very material that it was made from? Some might say no but the fact remains that many axe handles are made from some sort of hard wood…the actual wood may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Knives

Knives look really good when they have a well-polished wooden handle. While they are not resistant to scratches and nicks, they are very strong and a good fit for a knife. You can find them with designs etched or burned into them and sometimes you can even find then with the wood unpolished and raw looking. There are many styles of wood handles for knives as well as many types of knives that they go on.

If this information helped you at all and even if it didn’t you can always find more information about this at Tomahawk Database. Regardless of the name of the site you can find all kinds of useful information not only about tomahawks but also about axes and knives.

Rockwell Hardness: HRC 66

The BudK Double Bladed Throwing Hatchet Axe has a Rockwell Hardness of HRC 66

Stanley P. Rockwell inevnted the Rockwell Hardness Test in 1919 while working as a metallurgist in ball bearing plant. Rockwell wanted to measure the uniformity and hardness of inner and outer rings on which the ball bearings rolled. He designed a device that could measure hardness accurately and quickly.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standardized a set of scales for testing Rockwell hardness values. Each scale has been designated a letter and corresponds to a different group of materials. Scale C is used for steel, titanium, deep case hardened steel, hard cast irons and other materials harder than scale B 100.

Knife blades and other steel hardened tools are made from metals that match to the Rockwell C scale. Most blade makers display the hardness number as "HRC xx" or "HRC xx - xx" providing a range, where "xx" indicates a Rockwell hardness number. Not many blades measure over HRC 70. Most functional blades rate somewhere between HRC 56 and HRC 63.

Generally, blades with a lower HRC number don't hold and edge for long under demanding use, but they are easier to sharpen. Blades with a higher HRC value stay sharp for longer, but are more difficult to sharpen. As an example, stainless steel has a HRC higher than carbon steel, but it is also more difficult to sharpen than carbon steel.

Company Information: BudK

Founded in 1988, the BudK Worldwide Company is a corporation located on ten acres of land in the neighborhood of Moultrie, Georgia, that specializes in bladed and tactical and collectible tools: knives, axes, swords, and tomahawks and more, both for display, recreations, and real-word use.

The original founder and current Chief Executive Officer is Clint H. Kadel. Kadel was nineteen years old when he sold his first knife out of a relative's garage in Georgia. The continued growth of BudK comes from a direct result of his constant expansion of the tactical products available from the company.

BudK presents a wide variety of knives, swords, martial arts, hunting and shooting, stun guns, b;low guns, and survival gear, including tactical tomahawks. Compared to a camp or hand axe, a tactical tomahawk provides more versatility as a tool and weapon, being lighter and more aggressively designed, as well as often being used for throwing.

Every BudK product is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Any item ordered from BudK can be returned within 60 days of purchase for a refund or exchange.

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