The Chuck Hawes Custom Small Remington is a classic slip joint design made in the traditional fashion. Rugged Green Canvas Micarta handle scales are flush fit to Damascus steel bolsters on a foundation of stainless steel liners. The handles house a W2 tool steel blade in the classic Trapper drop point Skinner with custom Hamon finish.
Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes, USA.
Blade: The Remington-style drop point Skinner is opened with a single nail nick and comes with a razor sharp convex grind. File work along the length of the spine adds traction and a custom feel along with the Hamon line on the W2 tool steel. Opening is smooth with a solid half stop and a moderate back spring strength.
Handle: Stainless steel liners support rugged Green Canvas Micarta handle scales and Damascus steel bolsters all fit flush. A full length back spring embellished with the same file work found on the spine of the blade rounds out the handle construction.
W2 Tool Steel: W2 is a Water hardening tool steel popular with custom knife makers, beginners and seasoned experts alike. Maximum working hardness is in 63-65 HrC, W2 has good edge holding and cutting performance with a thin edge and moderate toughness depending on the heat treatment. High carbon, low chromium gives no added corrosion resistance. Maintain accordingly.