Posts Tagged ‘hunting blades’

Rockwell C Tests | What Does It Mean

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

If you own a Puma knife, you may have noticed a tiny hole or impression on the blade. This is the “Rockwell point“. Puma checks all of its folding and fixed blade knives for their Rockwell hardness according to the system Rockwell C.  You can ensure your knife has undergone this test by looking at the blade – there should be a “RC” imprinted on the blade near the knife’s number.

The Rockwell C test is conducted by taking a diamond cone and pressing it into a blade under a fixed amount of force followed by an increased amount of force. The diamond’s penetration depth after these two forces are applied is measure and the resulting measure is the hardness rating of the steel. A good steel blade should rate somewhere between HRC 50 and 65.  This procedure is used on all sorts of metals types.

Hunting Knives: What to Look for in a Quality Product

Friday, February 15th, 2008

If you are in the market for hunting knives, there are some factors that you need to bear well in mind to ensure that you purchase a quality product.  Through this review, you are provided with some of these factors that you will want to keep in mind when it comes to the purchase of hunting knives.

Consider the thickness of the blade before purchasing your next hunting knife. Generally speaking, those products with a thicker blade will tend to more durable and will last longer than a product that might have a less substantial blade. Those using a knife for hunting purposes will find that a thicker blade is better suited for cutting through hides and thicker cuts of flesh than thinner knifes used for filleting fish.