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Cervinus Handmade knives

Please, let me introduce myself. My name is Sergio Cerantonio and make with my hands the Cervinus handmade knives.

My interest and fascination for knives handmade began in 2006, when I needed these special tools for gutting and butchering my hunted preys. I bought my first knife in a specialized shop, although quite expensive, after one year of use only its handle felt apart. Therefore, I decided to make one by myself.

I started gathering information on line and reading specialized magazines, then I tried to make my first handmade blade. I was surprised myself with the result which got the admiration of my hunting pals who asked me to make one for each of them.

I challenged myself in making additional knives, also relaying on hints from expert cutlers and…. I got on fire! Making knives became a hobby that still trills me now.

In making my blades I especially focused on the qualities of various stainless still, such as AISI 440-C which demonstrated good hardness, good resistance to corrosion and high resistance to metal fatigue. I also utilized “ the king of stainless stills”, Bohler N690co, considered the best specialty still for knives, which satisfies both a hardness requirement of 59-60 HRC and the reliability and resistance of the grind, without altering the simplicity of my handcraft design.

Another kind of stainless still I usually use is D2 (also called K110) which guarantees the best performance and cutting reliability. I also made knives on request with particular design and still.

Being a military instructor of survival techniques, I know that being equiped with a good, compact and simple knife is of vital importance. Therefore, I created a specific and versatile handcraft using a special stainless still (N690co). The blade has the desired characteristics of hardness and cut reliability, is assembled with a micarta handle to grant a firm grip.

URGED BY THE PLEASURE OF MAKING IT WITH MY OWN HANDS

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