Many times harder than conventional steel blades, the new zirconium oxide blades used by Stone River Knives are so durable that they rarely ever need sharpening.
When it comes to knife-edge maintenance, most folks see it as the worst from of drudgery. Indeed, sharpening a knife is time consuming and often frustrating. A friend of mine hates dealing with the whole matter, so he just purchases a Continue reading Stone River Knives→
Times may change, but the need for essential game care tools still persists.
It is a fact that over time, things change and that evolution is generally coupled with performance enhancement. Primitive men used some form of chipped stone edged tool or similar material to Continue reading Essential Edges→
During a recent visit, a friend of mine was showing me his new rifle. As I handled the firearm, noticeable scratches were visible on the butt stock. When I inquired about the damage, my friend pointed to the knife clipped to his pants pocket. Apparently, when the stock Continue reading Case Triple Play→
The Rockwell hardness of any knife blade is the best indication of edge retention and sharpening ease.
In many of these columns you will see the phrase “Rockwell Hardness” when commenting on actual blade hardness. Invented by metallurgist Stanley P. Rockwell in 1919, the Rockwell Testing Instrument is able to determine the hardness of a wide range of materials, as well as many non-metallic materials. The instrument typically uses a cone-shaped diamond applied under pressure to penetrate the object tested. When a knife blade is tested, it is secured in a fixture and the diamond impressed into the blade under pressure. Initially, the first application of the diamond is used to establish a zero-reference point. Then, the diamond is applied Continue reading Hard As A Rockwell→