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Laurin PT 80mm Blade

PT80

This would make a good all-around knife for various tasks. The ricasso (the squared portion ar the base of the blade) is not traditional, but does make it easier to get a tight fit between the base of the blade and the bolster/guard, which is important because you don't want any moisture getting inside your handle. This blade is from Laurin's "Progressive Tempered" line, which mimics laminated blades without incurring the added thickness of lamination, resulting in a very sharp, very durable blade that slices better than a laminated blade because it is thinner. The progressive tempering results in a blade with an edge hardened to 63 Rockwell, with a body that is softer but more durable.

Below are the detailed measurements of this blade:
  Overall Length: 7.875 inches (20 cm)
  Blade Length: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
  Blade Width: 0.84 inches (2.1 cm)
  Blade Thickness: 0.11 inches (2.8 mm)
  Ricasso Width: 0.87 inches (2.2 cm)
  Ricasso Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
  Blade Weight: 1.5 ounces (43 grams)
  Tang Length: 4.875 inches (12.4 cm)
  Tang Thickness: 0.11 inches (2.8 mm)
  Tang Width (At Blade): 0.47 inches (1.2 cm)
  Tang Width (At End): 0.14 inches (3.6 mm)
  Blade Material: progressive tempered carbon

Here are the fittings that this blade can be paired with, based on the sizes of the blade, tang, and slot. Any fitting labelled "might be too small/big" will still fit the blade, but might not be a good match depending on the style of knife that you're making.

  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Brass Straight: might be too small
  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Nickel Straight: might be too small
  Ferrule 15mm x 23mm Nickel Straight: might be too small
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Brass Straight: **BEST FIT**
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Nickel Straight: **BEST FIT**
  Bolster 18mm x 27mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 27mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 35mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 35mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 19mm x 30mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 19mm x 30mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 21mm x 32mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 21mm x 32mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 24mm x 44mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 24mm x 44mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 18mm x 32mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 18mm x 32mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 21mm x 39mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 21mm x 39mm Nickel Straight: might be too big