The Maverick Scout was designed as a camp knife but its style and size make it a great knife for a variety of uses. The simple design, which features a drop point blade, makes it handy for cutting tie-down rope, slicing meat or many other light to medium-sized camp chores. It also works well as a hunting knife for large-sized game animals and as a general purpose bushcraft knife. The Maverick Scout features a long handle for those with larger hands and allows for a better grip when wearing gloves. This knife is a solid perfomer that will not "break the bank" when you buy it!
This knife features A2 tool steel which is an excellent cutlery grade carbon steel. A2 tool steel will take a very keen edge, is abrasive resistant and tough which makes this an excellent knife for aggresive users.
This knife will last for a lifetime if properly taken care of.
A heavy duty leather pouch sheath is included.
About A2 Carbon Steel
AISI A2 is a carbon steel with the addition of 5% chromium and 1.1% molybdenum, allowing it to quench in still air (A for Air.) While stainless amounts of chromium (12% or more) make tool steel gummy and hard to sharpen, the modest amount of chromium in A2 improves its toughness and abrasion resistance, but imparts only a slight measure of corrosion resistance (like high carbon steel, it will rust and appropriate preventative care must be taken.) During heat treatment the chromium addition combines with some of the carbon in the alloy to form chromium carbides: tough, hard particles dispersed through the steel. These carbides are the primary contributors to A2's celebrated edge retention. A2 is one of the steels that responds well to cryogenic treatment. This extreme cold treatment (-320 degrees F) essentially finishes the original quench, increasing the Steel's toughness without any decrease in hardness. You get increased wear resistance without any increase in brittleness so a cryogenically treated blade will hold its edge longer. You can keep working instead of sharpening. A2 is a great steel that offers a real improvement in edge retention over some of the simpler carbon steels.
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