Latvian power knife ”LACHPLESIS-4”, forged stainless steel


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Knife specifications: ”LACHPLESIS-4” (The Bear Slayer)
Steel: forged stainless steel 65H13
Hardness: 57-58 HRC
Blade length (mm): 125 / 4,92 Inch
Blade thickness (mm): 3 /0,07 Inch
Blade width (mm): 35 /1,37 Inch
Handle: African Zebrano wood
Overall length (mm): 253 / 9,96

12C27 steel is part of the Sandvik family. It is a low grade high quality chrome steel that is very popular in the knife industry because of its excellent wear resistance, corrosion resistance and high hardness, which are the main characteristics that make an ideal knife steel.

In addition, 12C27 steel sharpens relatively quickly, unlike other high chromium steels, which take a long time to sharpen due to the resistant chromium carbides. Sandvik 12C27 steel is commonly used in hunting knives, pocket knives, fishing knives, camping knives, tactical knives, skate blades and ice drills.

Due to its high chromium content, 12C27 steel is resistant to corrosion and rust. Also, since it is made of stainless steel, it is stain resistant.

However, you can’t expect this steel knife to stay rust-free in water for days. If you want the blades of this steel to last for decades, they should be dried and oiled after each use, or if you plan to store them for an extended period of time.