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Desert Forge Knives

Expedition Stainless Guard Hunter

Expedition Stainless Guard Hunter

Regular price $350.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $350.00 USD
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Forged-To-Finish hunting knife.  This blade was hand-forged from 80CRV2 high-carbon steel.  Forged to shape, then differentially hardened and heat treated for both edge hardness and spine flexibility, then tempered to give you the ability to keep a sharp cutting edge.  The guard is made from stainless steel.  The handle is crafted from various wood including Desert Ironwood, a natural hard wood.  The knife includes a leather sheath.

Maker: Dan Lewis

Steel: 80CRV2 with Satin finish

Overall Length: 9"

Blade Length: 4.5"

Handle: Koa

Sheath: Leather


Ships free to contiguous U.S.

Care Instructions

At Desert Forge Knives, all our
knives are made with high carbon steel. 
It is not stainless steel. We recommend to not wash it, merely wipe it down
as soon as you have finished using it.

You can wash it by hand if need
be, but do not leave water on it - no soaking in a sink of dishes and don’t
leave it to air dry on a draining rack. Wash and dry it straight away. 

No matter how well you take care
of your knife it will turn a dull grey color over time.  It will mark and not stay shiny. This is
normal, there is nothing unhygienic about it, it is just the nature of the
steel. Some foods, like lemon and onion will mark it instantly due to the
acidic nature of them. You can polish it back to a high shine finish again, but
it is unnecessary for the performance of the knife, it is purely cosmetic.

High carbon steel is a tough and
long-lasting steel and will keep an edge for much longer than stainless or
other steel.  The only downside to high
carbon steel is that it will rust if you do not take care of it. To prevent
this, keep your knife as clean and dry as possible after use, and apply a light
coating of oil or wax. For culinary knives, olive, vegetable, canola or
sunflower oil is fine. For other knives, use a light machine oil.  We recommend a light coat of food safe “Axe
Wax” for all knives.  If you do get rust
spots, light ones can be scrubbed away with steel wool.  More severe damage can be repaired by
re-sanding and polishing.

Some common do’s and don’ts

Don’t put knives in the

Don’t leave a knife soaking
in a sink full of water

Don’t store in a wet sheath

Do keep your knife sharp

Do keep it stored correctly
and responsibly

Do use the knife for the
purpose it was made for

Don’t use a knife as a lever,
hammer, shovel or screwdriver

Don’t cut on a glass, stone
or steel surface, do use wood or plastic

Please feel free to call or email
me with any questions on the care and maintenance of your blade.

If you take care of it well, it
will last longer than you!

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