EnZo Trapper Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, 01 Carbon Steel
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EnZo Trapper Knife Kit with Sheath and Handle Scales
This is one of the most complete knife kits we sell.
This kit consists of
- High quality EnZo Trapper 95 blade, 01 carbon steel
- Handle Scales, already shaped in 3D (see options)
- Red spacer material which go between the blade and handle scales
- Brass corby bolts
- Quality leather sheath
Options: Select handle scales in either arctic Curly Birch, Desert Ironwood, or different versions of micarta.
The "Trapper" blade from EnZo is a very sharp, Finish blade with great edge geometry for cutting.
The blade is about 3.6 mm thick, about 25 mm wide and has about 95 mm of blade. Total length 210 mm.
The blade is in 01 Carbon Tool Steel, combining with the EnZo build quality and attention to fit and finish, into a high-quality knife.
The handle scales are in curly birch, a pale hardwood from Scandinavia (See options for other wood types).
This wood is the first choice for scandi knives, due to high level of figure in the wood, while still providing a solid and durable grain structure that can easily be worked.
This high-quality kit is 80% completed.
Work required is to glue on the scales to the blade using Epoxy glue. In some kits the red spacer material is already glued to the scales, and in some kits this come as a loose item. If it comes loose in your kit, drill holes for the bolts and glue the spacer material to the handle scales. When the glue is dry, the spacer material can be cut to fit the handle scales using a sharp knife or file.
Securely screw down the Corby bolts, then file or grind off the bolt heads sticking above the handle scales.
Then sand the scales and finish them with oil, dye, wax or similar to seal them for improved durability.
The leather sheath is ready to use, in thick, exclusive oxe hide.
Example of EnZo Trapper completed where the handle scales are sealed with oil, by Geoff Payne in Sydney:
The kit was extremely simple to put together - araldite or another good quality epoxy glue being the only additional material needed. I found using a rotary tool very useful in roughly removing the excess handle material and grinding off most of the corby bolts. I finished grinding the bolts flush and shaping the handle by hand, sanding up to 800 grit before finishing the handle in cabinet makers wax.
I was initially disappointed in the desert ironwood scales - very stupid of me as they came up beautifully after sanding and waxing. Know that it's finished, I couldn't recommend them highly enough. I've had two other knives (Helle) in curly birch and found the timber to be less durable than required for my purposes. Really nice sheath too - much, much nicer than the one that came with my Helle.
If I could make one suggestion, it would be to sell different liner options. The red looks nice but black liners with the ironwood scales would look even better.
All in all, an excellent knife that I look forward to using for many years to come!
Really easy to assemble kit, with excellent sheath and probably the best steel blade option. 01 blade comes ground sharp enough to cut paper, but scary sharp after Japanese stone honing from 400, 1K, 3K and final on 5K then strop, came up with mirror finish. Easy steel to sharpen, but holds edge very well. Still razor sharp after a full 30mm willow feather stick. I oiled the handle in linseed, came up a treat with a nice matt finish which is really comfortable in the hand. I followed the assembly instructions that were provided on the website - very easy and pretty much fool proof - it was my first knife assembly and turned out great.
Thoroughly recommend this kit - the 01 steel is much easier to work than D2 versions - I have a D2 EnZo Camper which is devilishly hard to sharpen, in fact it's chopped grooves in a soft 10K waterstone - so choose the 01 variant you won't be disappointed.
Creative Man are great to deal with, prompt delivery and provide sound advice.