Camillus - Mask Fixed Blade Knife Kit
Make an exceptional general-purpose knife with the Mask Fixed Blade Knife Kit from Camillus Cutlery, worldwide supplier of innovative, reliable, quality-made knives for over 140 years. The 4" blade...
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Make an exceptional general-purpose knife with the Mask Fixed Blade Knife Kit from Camillus Cutlery, worldwide supplier of innovative, reliable, quality-made knives for over 140 years. The 4" blade (9" overall ) is constructed from 3/32" Titanium Bonded® cutlery-grade 420 stainless steel that has been through-hardened to hold an edge. A built-in lanyard hole makes it handy for general-purpose use. Kit comes with blade, screw-together rivets, and fitted black nylon sheath. Shape, mount and finish your custom handle for a truly one-of-a-kind, high-quality knife. Scale material (handle) and epoxy are sold separately.
• 3/32" Titanium Bonded® cutlery-grade 420 stainless steel
• Fitted black nylon sheath
• Excellent general-purpose knife
• 9" overall length; 4" blade length
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Good starter knife.
This kit is great for a starter. However, although the knife comes “pre-sharpened” it is not very sharp. Also, the sheath it comes with holds the knife blank but once a handle is on it will not clip around the handle anymore... Poor design there....
Nice looking knife sharp fits the hand good and and a good price.
Inexpensive reasonable quality beginner's sheath knife
This is an easy intro to knife making. The blank is inexpensive and well made. I skipped using the “rivets” and instead used some brass rod. There’s no bolster, so it’s important to make sure that the ends of the scales are symmetrical before installing them. The way that I use to do this is to clamp one scale to the tang and drill holes for the rivets/rods. Then clamp the other scale to the 1st one and drill holes through the 1st scale into the 2nd one. Put some bolts matching the size of the drilled holes through both scales and screw them together. Use a belt sander to round off the end of the scales nearest the blade so that they’ll be symmetrical when you permanently install them. If you’re going to leave the end of the tang with the lanyard hole uncovered, then you need to shape that end as well. And it’s a good idea to bandsaw the scales to near the final shape. Once you’ve got the ends of the scales symmetrical, epoxy them on to the tang and install the brass rod/rivets before the epoxy cures. A couple of issues: first, about the lanyard hole. The edges of the hole are sharp in the tang, and the handle is a bit short if it’s not covered with the scales, so in my opinion it would be better to have the scales extend over the hole (drill a hole through the scales there if you want). This would also make shaping the scales a bit simpler. Second, the blade is a bit thin, in my opinion. It’s 3/32” thick. Other blades made by Camillus or offered by Woodcraft range from 7/64” up to 9/64”, and they feel and look much more substantial.