TNT666/1.2443 Sanmai kitchen knife

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 |

After my friend Achim Wirtz gave me a piece of TNT666 to play with, I ended up with forging it as sanmai constructed blade material for cooking knives. while it firewelds like a dream it can be challenging in further working, if temperatures are not under control.

after some experimenting, I came up with a viable heat treatment to make use of the steel´s properties.

Thanks to his remarkable composition, there is little to very little carbon migration to the iron jacket, living the core as good as intact to do its work.

the alloying of Titan, Niobium and tungsten to the 1,2% carbon make for a very fine edge that is as robust as it is wear resistent.

This cooking knife is a true bespoke commission realized in 2020/2021.

the mountings are ringed gidgee, bronze and african blackwood.