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Will Leavitt
1715 Flatwood Road
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
334-567-3821

leavittknives@aol.com
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I hope you'll enjoy your visit to my home on the WWW. Hopefully, you'll gain some insight into the way and the why (at least, as I figure out the why) of what goes into my knives.

The goal of Leavitt Knives is to make a hard working knife that people can afford.


 

MATERIALS I USE

I use HIGH CARBON steels like 1084, I feel they make a better working knife. Carbon steels require some "experimentation" to nail the heat treat. I like the way I'm getting the 1084 so I'll stick with it.

I hand rub the finishes on all my knives. I like the look of a hand rubbed finish and they're easy to repair if you "boo boo" it up.

I prefer to work with hardwoods like cocobolo, redwood burl, various maples, bocote and ironwood. I've also been known to use micarta or G10 for work blades, stag is available on request (it's getting more and more expensive though.)

Yes, carbon steel and hardwoods aren't maintenance free materials. A Leavitt Knife is a quality tool like your hunting rifle or bow and requires a little less maintenance. Just wipe the blade and handle down after use, don't store it in the sheath for extended periods and monthly put a little wax (Ren Wax or a good car wax.)



Test blade, an edge quenched 4 1/2" drop point hunter forged from 1084. I bent it past 90 degrees, only the cutting edge cracked.
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Thanks,
Will Leavitt


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