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Twenty 3" EDC, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 3" EDC2 was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, no frills, high performance, small utility knife. The steel is Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 61-62 with a fully optimized heat treat with very good edge retention and edge stability. You'll be surprised how sharp this gets and how well it holds an edge. If you have never used 3V this hard and thin, it is gonna blow your mind.

    This steel with this heat treat will support a fine edge, so this was taken down to .015" before sharpening (though I'm leaving some additional meat in the tip) and it was sharpened 18 degrees per side. This is relatively acute and it cuts very well, but is durable. They're also lightly hand ground after machining to give it a shallow S grind that is slightly hollow in the center and convex at the shoulders.

    It's a light weight hard working cutting tool, a tradesman's knife and small woods knife.

    The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. Despite its compact size it fills the hand and allows extended hard work without hand fatigue. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of 5/32"” 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize edge stability in rough use (see video). Despite being relatively thin it is very durable.

    A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.

    Delta 3V, 61-62 HRC, .145” thick at ricasso
    Total length 7.6
    Blade length 3.3
    Weight 4.9 oz
    Edge angle 18 DPS
    .025" BTE
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard

    Choice of vertical or horizontal Kydex sheath made by Dan Crotts of Dozier Knives. You can add an extra sheath for $50.

    Be aware the horizontal sheath has very high retention. You can't remove the knife by pulling straight back, you have to tilt it up at the same time. See video. If you want something that's easy to get in and out of you should choose the vertical pouch sheath.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are twenty knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We're sharpening now. We will try to get them all out next week but we will be down for a few days at the end of the week which could cause some to be delayed until the following week, depending on how the machining center move saga unfolds this time...












    Rather than just take my word for it I made a video:


    A video illustrating the sheath options:


    These are all “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.

    $255 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $265 in OD green micarta
    $265 in black, OD green, forest green G10
    $275 in multi color G10
    $275 in maroon micarta

    We have a small quantity of multi color G10 available as supplies last in black/blue black/toxic green, black/orange and black/pink.
    I'm discontinuing maroon micarta, there are limited scales remaining, once it's gone it's done.

    Shipping in the USA is $12.
    Includes a good kydex sheath, choose vertical or horizontal. An extra sheath is $50

    These knives are unusual because they are machined. I do this in my shop on industrial CNC machine tools. A WIP thread documenting my technique can be found here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/pre-order-12-behemoth-chopper.1541591/

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email over the next few days. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by mid week please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at jocarothers at g mail dought com

    Come by our forum in two weeks, we will try to have something a little different (assuming we don't drop the new old Mori on my toes)

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
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  2. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    yes one please

    maroon micarta on black liner..horizontal
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Just a speed bump! Please pass down to the next person(s). Thank you :)
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  4. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Pass to next in line
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Single file line, please proceed in an orderly fashion;)

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  6. Uspsaguy


    Sep 14, 2017

    Edit : black/blue multicolor g10 with vertical please. Many thanks!
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  7. Equipped4life

    Equipped4life Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    1 Please

    Edit: black canvas micarta, vertical sheath

    Thank you
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  8. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    speed test, please pass my spot down the line
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  9. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
    Speed test pass my spot down !
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  10. Kleon

    Kleon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    Multi-color G-10 (black/blue), Horizontal Sheath.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  11. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    EDIT: (Again) 1 with Black and Tan G10 scales please, Vertical Sheath
    and if available a set of Forest Green G10 Scales-Thanks Nathan and NinJo
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  12. MStew23


    Mar 15, 2018
    1 please

    Edit: Black micarta and vertical sheath. Thanks
    Please email me at mstew1386 at gmail dot com
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  13. euroken

    euroken Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 28, 2014
    1 in black micarta please and vertical sheath
  14. SneezySky

    SneezySky Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2017
    Black G10
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  15. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
  16. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    One in buffed OD green micarta with horizontal sheath please.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  17. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    buffed OD green micarta with horizontal please
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  18. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    In for one, black canvas micarta, regular vertical sheath
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    In for 1

    Maroon micarta, vertical sheath. Would also like a set of blue/black G10 scales if possible. Thanks! So stoked!!!
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  20. wireman12


    Jan 19, 2017
    1 OD green G10 w/ vertical sheath. Thanks
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  21. dsanto22


    Oct 11, 2009
    I'm in
  22. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    1 black buffed micarta horizontal sheath please
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  23. Lawyer Dog

    Lawyer Dog

    Mar 10, 2018

    EDIT: for one natural micarta (unbuffed), horizontal sheath

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  24. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    crazy, still on pg 1
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  25. ftumch29

    ftumch29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2003
    1 in black micarta with vertical sheath please :)
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  26. Psybull


    Dec 31, 2015
    1 please black micarta and whatever sheath you think would work best for neck carry with the handle down.
    That's if I am not too far down the line.
    [email protected]
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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