The Brenreid is a collaboration project I made with Allan Reid of ARCTC Knives. Allan forged this piece in 5160 and sent it to me to finish out. I normalized, thermal cycled, and hardened the knife to 59RC, then the spine was drawn back with a torch to the low 50's to increase toughness. The tang is slighlty inletted and tapered. Lean convex grind with secondary edge. Allan forged in the perfect amount of distal taper. I left the forged texture on the flats and there are remnants of the forged surface on the spine and handle to show off the handforged beginnings of this blade.
- Steel: 5160 .250" thick at ricasso, distally tapering in both directions
- OAL: 14.1"/358mm
- Blade: 8.5"/216mm
- Weight: 15.7oz/446g
- Handle: Vintage linen micarta, red G10/copper/OD G10 spacer, OD G10 liners, copper pins