(ST-18-003) Damascus Handmade Tracker Knife
SafiTechs Damascus tracker Knife (ST-18-003) which is hand crafted and beautifully forged to appeal all eyes. This knife has over 25 hrs of forge work invested into it, including; forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing and more polishing. This knife is not just a showpiece, its fully functional and heat-treated to take the impact. Impressive workmanship that will turn heads.
TAL LENGTH: 9″
BLADE LENGTH: 4.5″
HANDLE LENGTH: 4.5″
HANDLE MATERIAL: OILY WOOD, ROSE WOOD WITH BRASS SPACERS, BRASS PINS AND MOSAIC
HEAT TREATMENT: EXCELLENT HEAT TREATMENT TO BLADE—- OIL QUENCHED
BEST QUALITY COW LEATHER SHEATH
QUALITY DOES MATTER
WHEN TO SHARP YOUR TRACKER KNIFE
- To repair nicks and other mars on a blade’s edge, you need to sharpen it.
- How to tell if a knife needs sharpening? It will slide right off the skin of an onion.
- Skip electric sharpeners, which strip away too much metal.
The underlying principle here is grinding the blade against a hard rough surface (Wet Stone) at a certain angle. There is a common saying that iron sharpens iron. Regardless of the tool that is being used, there are three major universal steps involved namely sharpening, straightening and polishing.
- Sharpening – The point here is to remove chunks of unwanted material from the blade. This is achieved by setting the blade at an angle between 20 to 30 degrees against the material being used for sharpening therefore the process will result in the blade tapering at the edges thus removing the dullness.
- Straightening – This is done at yet a smaller angle of about 15 to 20 degrees. It aims at making the edges straight by removing some excess metal but not as much as in the first step.
- Polishing – This is a finishing technique that gives the blade a mirror like smooth edge.
Care for tracker knife
Carbon steel, damascus and D2 can rust when not cared for properly. You will need to make sure the blade remains clean and dry in order to prevent rust or discoloration.
After cleaning and drying your knife, you should lubricate it with a wax or vegetable oil to prevent moisture from affecting the blade. We recommend Renaissance Wax (an archival-grade museum wax), because it will keep your knife rust-free and maintain its etched beauty.
If you have a Damascus or D2 steel blade, exercise caution when showing off your blade to others to avoid injury.