The LT Wright Knives Mongo Scaaty Crafter is a professionally designed and manufactured outdoor knife that will handle the toughest of medium to large outdoor tasks. The robust construction guarantees a lifetime of dependable use. While this knife is not inexpensive, the wide range of uses provides true value for your dollar. Even though it is a large knife, the design allows it to be used for a variety of outdoor tasks such as hunting, batoning, shelter building, camp kitchen use, woodcraft, chopping, delimbing and more. There is a lot of steel in the Mongo Scaaty Crafters' blade which allows you to use the weight of the knife when more force is required. The knife has great balance with the balance point right at the first finger. The cutting edge is 6.375" and the blade thickness is .188". The blade is A2 tool steel and features a saber grind which allows the knife to do a great job with woodworking tasks and still be a great slicer. The generous handle will accommodate large, gloved hands and is shaped for a secure, comfortable grip even during extended periods of hard use. The handle scales are fastened with fish-eye bolts and 2 ton epoxy for a lifetime of dependable use. The spine edges are squared sharp so your firesteel will have no problem throwing a shower of sparks.
The included custom made Kydex sheath has been designed to hold the knife securely and it also features L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives' slide lock tension system that allows you to adjust how tight the knife is retained. The leather drop-loop back includes a firesteel loop. The Kydex sheath is reversible for left or right-hand carry.
The Mongo Scaaty Crafter is a great choice if you are looking for one knife to have in a survival situation!
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.