About steels


When I started making knives, I chose the most available material for me. Since I was in the metalworking field, I mostly had tool steels at my disposal. I usually chose 19312 (O2). The steel was absolutely sufficient for the first experiments.
After a while, I longed for something better, so the N690, D2, RWL 34 and...

Photo series of making a hunting knife in Loveless style. The shape is a Semi Skinner with a 4" blade. The steel was powder coated RWL34. The handle is yellow micarta.