God's Guardians

This a collaborative project I made with idea & design input from Chad of Alphahunter Tactical Design.  Chad is an ordained minister and knifemaker/designer.  He reached out to me with this project to honor the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.  

You can follow the progression of these from concept drawing to completed knife here: God's Guardians Work-In-Progress

 - .340" (measured at ricasso) 1075 differentially heat/cryo treated by Peters to 58-59 RC  

- 19.25" OAL

- 13" blade

- 32.2 ounces with guard, 30.1 ounces without guard

- Flat ground

- Tapered tang

- Hand-rubbed finish with etched & polished hamon

- Stabilized and dyed maple scales, black paper micarta bolsters, black G10 liners/dividers, and carbon fiber pins/lanyard tube

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Rough grinding the bevels before heat treat:

Finish grinding the bevels after heat treat:

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