I am very pleased to introduce this Ukranian Custom Maker to my Customers. Aleksandr has built up a very loyal following in his native country and is now expanding to the US. I am sure he will continue to find loyal admirers among US Collectors.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Aleksandr Afonchenko
~ Just Received – Brand New from Maker ~
Aleksandr Afonchenko is a young maker from the Ukraine. Known for his EDC, Bushcraft and Hunting designs as well as his attention to detail, this example of his work showcases his talent.
This is Aleksandr’s popular Hi Tech Puukko – a knife that blends Traditional and Modern.
The profile of this knife is immediately recognizable to any student of blade History, this is of course an updated rendition of the Finnish / Scandinavian Puukko.
The Hand Ground blade was crafted from High End Crucible Particle Metallurgy CPM 3V steel and given a Cryogenic Quench. This steel has properties that make it unique among modern steels; it excels at Toughness and is widely known as a Superior Performer. It has a good amount of Carbon and a Higher Chromium and Vanadium content which puts it at the top of the Stainless Category.
The Blade has a Dark Acid & Stonewashed Finish with a Near Full Height Flat Grind and a Hollow Ground Full Length Swedge.
The Handle was crafted from a Single Piece of Thick Black Canvas Micarta. Given a Custom Oval Hand Filling Shape, easily indexed due to the smaller area on the bottom and a Thicker grip on the Top.
The Handle also incorporates a Bow Drill Socket for Survival Fire Craft
This style of knife has been the preferred choice of Hunters and Bushcrafters for generations. Aleksandr does excellent work and once this knife is Sold it will be several months before I can get another.
The knife comes with a Secure, Custom Molded Black Kydex sheath with a Large Tek Lok already attached.
A true top shelf package ~ includes a Wooden Storage / Display Box
And a Hand Signed COA & Rc Testing Results