Ecos Knives: Etched Kwaiken Tanto with Black/Red Satin Handles

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Ecos Knives: Etched Kwaiken Tanto with Black/Red Satin Handles
Ecos Knives was started by Jason Aube who is a self taught Michigan Knifemaker that started making knives at age 14. At the time of writing this he has been making knives for 24yrs. Originally concentrating his efforts on stainless steel blades with immaculate finishes (hand rubbed satin finishes, mirror polishes, etc) He soon found while these finishes look great they soon get messed up with actual use. So he decided to start Ecos to offer custom knives with user grade finishes at affordable prices. One of the biggest reasons we are carrying work created by Ecos knives is to get people to try their very first full custom knife and make that jump from production to custom without it breaking their bank. Jason Aube does an apprentice within his shop and a bit more about him. 
Juvel joined us in 2011 as our apprentice. Prior to working with us he was in the construction field. After a trial period to make sure he was compatible with the business he became a full time worker.  He is still being trained with some stages of the process but has mastered many stages. Today Juvel does most of the heavy work. He does the majority of the forging, grinding, finishing, etc.
Both Jason and Juvel contribute to the making of these pieces.
Kwaiken Tanto
Overall Length:
Blade Length:
Blade Width:
Blade Thickness:
Blade Style:
Blade Grind:
Double hollow grind
Blade Steel:
5160 High Carbon Steel
Blade Finish:
Etched. Our etching is very deep and will not wear away and fade like surface coatings. It also helps hide imperfections that comes with use.
Edge Grind:
Double Flat Grind (only the primary edge is sharp, the spine is a false edge)
Heat Treatment:
Hand forged, normalized, hardened, oil quenched, and triple tempered.
Handle Material: 
Black paracord overwrap with red satin underwrap that is then sealed with epoxy resin to keep it from ever unwrapping.
Black/Red Satin
Handle Length:
Kydex sheath. Sheath holes are drilled for  .75" centers and can be used with a various hardware (sold separately) or tied to gear using Zip-Ties or cord.

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