have a issue with the BATTLEBOX SNIPER BLADEWORKS HEAVY DUTY DMF folder.
these knives are supposed to be made frome either 1095 HC steel, (wipe it down from time to time with lube, wipe down daily) OR S35VN which is a stainless steel wipe down every now and then) now ive handled both steels for years on knives, as well as 1095,1098, 5160 plus a lot of different stainless steels, some good, some bad, some a waste of time.
ive got one of each because i like the design. 1 in 1095 and 1 in S35VN
( the custom Sniper Bladeworks DMF will cost you between $799.00 and $1000.00)
this a collaboration knife between Sniper Bladeworks and Battlebox, a production knife as it were, and prices are accordingly at 1095 steel $149.99 and S35VN $299.99 on the first ever production run on a DMF.
this was in my right front pocket for 8 hours, supposed to be the S35VN model
even if its the 1095 variant, after 8 hrs of pocket carry, aint no way in proverbial hell this should happen on a stone wash finish.
I wiped both knives down, prior to carrying, with TH25B from mill-comm. I wipe Guns i hunt in blackwater swamp with. never had a spec of rust on anything. except the pistol i carry day in day out, but i rectified that with a good coating.,and even it didnt rust/pit /stain in 8 hrs… So if you want to keep these in a case and ooooo and aaahhhhh em, but never carry or use,(or expect a lot of rust) they could be for you. if your going to actually get one to work, I would have to pass. Im dropping this knife off tomorrow at a NDT testing fac that a buddy runs, im going to let him tell me what the steel actually is…or is not.