Oryx - Stacked Leather
Forged from a high-alloy steel (HWS-1) proprietary to Hanwei, with an edge hardness of 58-60HRc and excellent corrosion resistance, edge-holding and ease of sharpening. The tang is very substantial, terminating in a short thread at the pommel. The stacked-leather handle employs bark-tanned leather and is secured by a sleeve nut at the pommel. The guard and pommel are investment cast in stainless steel. Sheath is made in bark-tanned leather with stainless steel reinforcing at the wear points and has a strap-and-snap retainer.
Commenting on the quality of the Rock Creek line, CAS Hanwei’s president, Barry Ross, stated that the company’s aim was to isolate its knives from the stereotypical conception of Chinese-made knives: “Although many major manufacturers are now sourcing knives in China,” he said, “the image of low quality/low cost persists and we have taken major steps to set our line apart from this image. Hanwei, because of the scarcity of clean high-alloy cutlery steels from domestic suppliers, is melting its own steels and producing superior blade materials with excellent edge-holding and toughness characteristics. Additionally, trading on its sword making capabilities, Hanwei is able to forge knife blades, a quality feature now available only from custom makers and semi-custom manufacturers in the commercial sporting knife market.”
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