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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