EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch

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  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
  • EnZo Necker Knife Kit, Scandi Grind, Curly Birch
$95.00

Description

EnZo Necker Kit, Scandi Grind with Curly Birch Scales 

High quality EnZo blade, scandi grind and handle materials.

This kit consists of 

  • High quality EnZo Necker 70 blade, scandi grind
  • Curly birch handle scales
  • Lanyard tube, brass (rear handle hole)
  • Corby bolt, brass (front handle hole)
  • 3 mm rod, brass (for 2 smaller holes, optional)
  • Free sheath: Leather sheath in thick, Spanish leather

 

The "Necker" blade from EnZo is a short, sharp blade aimed at carrying around the neck or in a backpack, as opposed to belt carry.

The blade is about 3.2 mm thick, about 22 mm wide and has about 70 mm of blade, total length 160 mm.

The blade is in Swedish 12c27 Stainless Steel with satin finish, combining with the EnZo build quality and attention to fit and finish, into a high-quality knife. The blade has a scandi grind, ideal for whittling and cutting. The short, sharp blade gives excellent control.

The handle scales are in arctic curly birch, a pale scandinavian hardwood popular. Probably the most iconic Scandinavian handle material, with intricate grain structure and no two pieces look the same.

 Sheath is in leather, no kydex sheath available for this blade grind.

One-pager showing how to complete the kit: http://imgur.com/6tcg7Kn

Work required is to glue on the scales to the blade using Epoxy glue after having drilled the holes for corby bolt and lanyard tube.

Optionally, drill the 2 smaller holes if also using the brass rod.

Securely screw down the Corby bolt, then file or grind the bolt down flush with the handle scales when the glue is dry.

Grind or file the profile of the handle until the scales are even with the steel handle profile of the tang.

Then start shaping the handle by rounding the edges of the curly birch scales, until the shape feels right to you.

As the brass is harder to sand than the wood, it is helpful to wrap some sandpaper around something hard like a file and run over the brass details at every grade before moving to a finer sand paper. To avoid the brass details being left higher than the micarta.

Then sand the scales and finish them with oil, dye, wax or similar to seal them for improved durability. Optionally the scales can be dyed with wood stain and then sanded again to increase the contrast in the wood grains. Note the brass dust can discolor the pale wood, seal the same day you finish sanding, to avoid the handle scales greying from the brass dust.

 

 Example of a completed EnZo Necker kit, with curly birch scales and leather sheath:

enzo-necker-curly-birch-finished-creativeman.com.au.jpg

 

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1 Review

  • 5
    great compact knife

    Posted by Nick Williams on 19th Jan 2018

    Was a fun project to work on. Building experience with fit and finish.
    Great compact knife. Suitable for all edc tasks.

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