Heirloom quality Knives, hand made by knifemaker Paul Lackey

I began making PL knives in 2016. I’ve done leather work for around 20. I added kydex to my repertoire in the last 2 years.

The heat treat on all of my carbon steel knives is done in house by me in a thermostatically controlled Evenheat knifemaking kiln.

Each 80CrV2 blade goes through a 3 stage normalization process, followed by heating to austenitic temperature and quench in Parks 50 oil. Then it goes through a 2 stage tempering process to reach a hardness of around 61 HRC.

Scales are glued with West Systems G-flex epoxy.