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For your consideration is this custom fixed blade knife by popular knifemaker Mike Irie. New unused. I obtained the knife from Mike 2020
Mike Irie is a Colorado Springs, Colorado custom knife maker who has been making knives full-time since 1991. He learned his knifemaking skills from his father-in-law, Barry Wood. Mike is a member of the Knifemakers Guild. He is well known for his fixed blade and folding knives.
A medium size hunter fixed blade knife that is perfect for many knife chores. Excellent fit and finish.
Mike added black canvas micarta handle scales over full tang.
Satin hand rubbed finished drop point hollow ground blade made from BG-42 steel, as is marked on one side of blade
A word about BG-42 steel: BG-42 is a former super steel manufactured by Latrobe, originally designed as a Ball Bearing steel using VIM/VAR technology. What made BG-42 unique to 154CM was the addition of Vanadium, increasing the wear resistance and edge retention, but also making the steel more difficult to sharpen.
It enjoyed it’s brief reign as the super steel of choice while Chris Reeve Knives used it in their Sebenza, but has since been suceeded by CPM S30V as the current stainless steel of choice. Some collectors still prefer the older BG-42 Sebenzas to the newer S30V ones.
Mike’s knife includes a black kydex belt sheath
9 3/4″ OAL, 5 1/4″ Blade, 4 3/4″ Cutting Edge