RASUL by Knife Research

Discussion in 'LionSteel knives' started by mckrob, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    finally something has appeared ...
    here he is in stone-washed version of the G10 available in 3 colors.
    some things are still to be fixed ...
    To emphasize the holding of the edge we took the hardness to about 63hrc because this steel able to keep good resilience even at high hardness by virtue of accurate treatments that are being made.

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  2. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    Thanks for posting. I want the orange one!
     
  3. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    When will these be available to order?
     
  4. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    will be picked up on August 4 ... The following Monday will be made available
     
  5. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  6. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
  7. Ravaillac

    Ravaillac

    Feb 14, 2005
    If you want a comparison with well known steel, Uddeholm Arne is almost O1

    see comparison chart p10:
    http://www.uddeholm.com/files/PB_Uddeholm_vanadis_23_english.pdf

    Also, from the charts, it's considered AISI M3, except that doesn't take into account Uddeholm specific processes (like PM and all)

    Surprised Uddeholm doesn't market their Viking/Chipper as knife steel since those have been quite praised. I'm under the impression they mostly have folders in mind.
     
  8. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
    And Rigor is like A2 and Sverker 21 is similar to D2 right?
    This gives a nice reference.

    Yes I'm looking for quite some time for knives in Viking steel.
    Very hard to find :(
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  9. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
    unimax seems also interesting for big blades.
     
  10. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
    Very nice knife, but why leave the G10 this way.
    When polished it even looks 10 times better.

    See the spyderco bushcraft black G10 handle:

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  11. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    I'm doing tests with various finishes including polished g10.
    After the holidays in August I should be able to finish something ...
     
  12. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
    Are these shipped right away when bought?
    I ask because I need to have it delivered before 27th of august

    If not I'll wait to see if other finishes will be available.
     
  13. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    I do not think now able to ship packages other than those I have already done.
    Shipments will resume after August 28, sorry.:(
     
  14. four_shore

    four_shore

    Oct 21, 2010
    whats the verdict?
     
  15. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    We're back!!!
    Order processing will resume as normal
     
  16. penvisser

    penvisser

    119
    May 15, 2007
    I just ordered one, in orange G10. Looking foreward to the knife!

    all the best,

    Jan
     
  17. molletta

    molletta Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2004
  18. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Thought I'd throw in my two cents here. I ordered and received my Rasul when they were first available and am very pleased with it. I ordered it with the black handle and satin finished blade. I'd include pictures, but the ones posted in this thread are far better than any I'd take. For me, it's just an overall solid, functional, and very pleasing knife. The fit and finish are great. It came sharp (can do "S" turns through printer paper) and is comfortable in my hand and to use. I have medium sized hands so if you've got large hands, you may want to add some spacers to the handle slabs. I think the handle screws may have 3mm Allen (spelling?) sockets - seems to fit pretty closely. They are tight and I don't want to run the risk of stripping them at this point. Admittedly, I'm a light weight user so no torture tests here. I've used it for a bit if everything from outdoor food prep., cutting light rope and cardboard, to creating some shavings for starting a fire and have not touched the edge yet. Given the stated Rockwell hardness and the steel used, I'd expect the edge to hold up for a good amount of time. As mentioned earlier in this thread, a polished handle would be pretty nice looking. The leather sheaths seem to be well made also. Thanks. Mike
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  19. mckrob

    mckrob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Who will be selling these in North America?
     

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