Well, things are getting more interesting by the minute around here. Sooooo many projects going on that it will be a miracle if I can even get half of it all done before the end of the year.
So, you wanted more sharps? Sharp Week continues... :D
Today I have the first wave of Bookie desk tools done. These are the 420 stainless steel version of the Bookie tools and they have been hardened to 56-58 Rockwell and then CNC ground on one side. They are razor sharp and will open an envelope or perform other small chores with ease.
I chose 420 for these over something more exotic like S30v because it is a well known and reliable cutlery steel and it is readily available in the very thin thickness that I needed for the bookmark/letter opener project. At .040 in thickness you really don't need anything fancy as the geometry will allow nearly any material to cut like crazy.
The Bookies have been tumbled and then retumbled and then retumbled some more to a gorgeous stonewashed finish. The cutting edge was buffed to a high polish for a nice drag free cutting action and the Atwood logo is etched to distinquish this mid tech tool from my custom projects. They come with a simple plastic slip sheath like the EDK knives and also a lanyard. You can keep the tool in the slip or do what I like to do which is tuck it into an address book or checkbook so that it's handy on your desk.
Since the Bookie is shaving sharp be VERY CAREFUL if you want to use the bottle opener!! I would leave it in the plastic slip sleeve or in the spine of the book if you want to open a beer. Or consider it a design feature and use it as a knife only. ;)
As I said, this is just the first of several waves of these steel Bookies. They are $60 each plus shipping. Thanks as always for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a terrific week.
First Wave is Sold Out but I have more coming mid week. Thank you!