The LT Wright Genesis has been out for some time and has become highly popular. Now, due to demand by those wanting a thinner blade, the Genesis is available in 3/32" AEB-L stainless steel. It also features a convex grind. This combination allows the Genesis to be lighter in weight while still being very tough and able to hold a great edge. Prototype testing has proven all of these attributes to be true plus you get the added benefit of stainless steel.
This nine inch overall convex ground bushcraft knife really likes to work. With features such as extremely durable scales and heavy duty hardware, it'll get the job done for you no matter what the circumstances. LT Wright Knives takes the time to do the little things like making sure the epoxy isn't just on the scales, but around every bit of the hardware, including the threads of the brass nut, to ensure a completely sealed scale set. Additional features are the thumb scallops on each side allowing more comfortable control doing close up work. And of course, a spine sharpened up like an ice skate so the edge is 90 degrees to allow the spine of the knife to work as hard as the edge. Whether you're getting a tinder bundle scraped off a branch or striking a ferro rod off there, that spine will allow you to save the blade for cutting tasks.
The Genesis is not only a great purchase value but will be valued for years by providing efficient, dependable service.
A heavy duty pouch style leather dangler sheath with firesteel loop is included. The dangler can be removed so the knife can be carried in the "high ride" position if desired.
About AEB-L Stainless Steel
AEB-L steel is a steel developed by Uddeholm in Sweden for razor blades years ago and has now become very popular with knife makers. It is often a misunderstood steel in that it needs to be heat treated correctly to bring out its best characteristics and when done correctly, it performs on par with the new so called "super steels" at a much lower cost.
Many times you will hear people state that AEB-L steel is similar to 440B or 440A. The only similarities shared by AEB-L and 440B or 440A is the carbon content. Because of the fact that AEB-L has only 13% chromium by weight compared to 16-17% in 440A and 440B, the steels are quite a bit different. A stainless 52100 steel would compare more to AEB-L than to 440A or 440B.
AEB-L naturally forms what is called a K2 carbide which is the harder of the two chromium carbides of which K1 is the other. The K1 carbide is formed in steels such as 440C. The K2 carbide is about 79 on the Rockwell C scale as compared to 72 for the K1 carbide. The key for AEB-L steel is the heat treat. With proper heat treating, AEB-L produces fine, evenly distributed K2 carbides. AEB-L steel lands almost exactly on what is called the "Carbon Saturation Line". This means that all of the carbides formed are precipitated carbides, not primary carbides like form in 440C plus there is more carbon and a similar amount of chromium in solution as compared to 440C. Primary carbides are very large. So when you combine the proper heat treatment with its balanced composition, AEB-L has excellent toughness, edge retention, workability, ease of sharpening, and ease of polishing.
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