Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel

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Width:
0.30 (cm)
Height:
2.40 (cm)
Depth:
20.40 (cm)
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  • Blade shown with optional bolster, spacer material and handle block. An example of a complete knife making kit
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Blade shown with optional bolster, spacer material and handle block. An example of a complete knife making kit
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
  • Polar 80 Whittler, Stainless Steel
$25.23

Description

Polar Whittler blade

 Stainless Steel blade, "whittler shaped" as in short, sharp and with a profile that gives good control.

Great, sharp blade for whittling, camp chores and general use that holds a sharp edge.

Blade is from Finland, made by Polar in C-0 stainless steel.

The blade is 3 mm thick, about 22 mm high and has about 80 mm of blade.

Total length from tip to end of tang is 204 mm, the tang can be cut to fit the handle.

The Polar blades are stamped out, helping to keep the cost down.

This means you will need to file the tang and shoulders of the blade a little before the bolster will fit.

Being stainless steel, this blade is shinier than the carbon steel blades and can take more moisture before rusting.

Note: if wanting the matching bolster, get the R30.

Note: This is a specialised blade for whittling softer woods, having a higher bevel angle and a thin, hard edge. This gives great control and cutting in softer woods but for general camp chores or whittling Australian harder woods, it may need a secondary microbevel added to avoid edge chipping.

Example of Polar Whittler blade with Stabilised banksia pod handle, WIP by Bjorn Jacobsen:

whittlerbjornbanksia2.jpg

 http://creativeman.com.au/knife-kits/

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Didn't disappoint

    Posted by Ian on 23rd May 2016

    Like all Polar blades you need to spend a little time prepping the blade to fit a bolster, especially where the tang meets the blade. But this just means a bit of filing to remove any rough spots left from the stamping. After that, these blades need little work. They polish beautifully and take a wicked edge. It is easy to get them shaving sharp.

  • 5
    Didn't disappoint

    Posted by Ian on 23rd May 2016

    Like all Polar blades you need to spend a little time prepping the blade to fit a bolster, especially where the tang meets the blade. But this just means a bit of filing to remove any rough spots left from the stamping. After that, these blades need little work. They polish beautifully and take a wicked edge. It is easy to get them shaving sharp.

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