Thursday, January 24, 2013

Super Daily Kiri

I posted a picture of one of the first Super Daily Kiris here a couple of months ago.  It was in CPM 3V, which is a terrific knife steel, but not one that is a so-called stainless steel.  3V is a superior large knife steel, where its shock absorption is needed to handle the stress caused by the leverage a longer handle and blade provide.  On a very small knife like the Daily Kiri, 3V is overkill.

The second series of Daily Kiris were rushed to me by Sam about two weeks ago, just in time to take some to SHOT with me.  Most of these were done in 440C, which is one of the best combinations of rust resistance and edge holding for knife steels.  This one is going to one of my favorite people, who many of you know and love.  Happy birthday, Tam.

Shirley-Owens Super Daily Kiri

11 comments:

Bob said...

My birthday is November 26th, John old buddy. ;-)

J.R.Shirley said...

Hahahaha!

Tam said...

NEAT-O!

Thank you, John. :)

J.R.Shirley said...

Most welcome. :-)

Sam said...

Sure hope you enjoy it!

-Sam

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Looks pretty spiffy! How is the reality in daily use holding up to the design expectations?

Sorry to hear you had food poisoning at SHOT, and hope you had a good time aside from the wishing-you-were-dead part.

J.R.Shirley said...

I've been using my Daily Kiri EC- well, daily. Then again, I haven't done anything rigorous with it yet. Suggestions? :-)

Tam said...

Knife arrived and it is groovy!

I'll need to get some pick-chers up on the intertubenets.

J.R.Shirley said...

Awesome! I'd hoped you'd get it on your birthday. :-)

Patrick Henry said...

How does one go about ordering one of these knives?

J.R.Shirley said...

Patrick, sorry for the delay replying. Email Sam at SamOwens1911(at)gmail.com, and ask to be notified when the next batch is ready.


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