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Home Products Watson TD TAD Edition

Watson TD TAD Edition

by T.A.D. Gear, Inc., Watson, Joe

SKU 426995

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $595.00


From the TAD GEAR website: The Watson TD TAD Edition is part of maker Joe Watson’s remembrance series. Named after members of Watson’s former units who were killed in action during ground combat operations supporting the War on Terror, these knives are made to honor the fallen. To create the TD, no CNC, mills, waterjet, laser or automated tools were used. All work was done in-house by Joe Watson himself, giving these blades a feel of being constructed during a different time in history. The knife is large-wheel hollow ground with a tapered tang to reduce weight. The handles are Curly Maple from Joe Watson’s private collection. Acquired over the length of his career, wood from this collection has a truly extraordinary figure, color and other characteristics which make them a step above the norm. Oftentimes these woods are once in a lifetime finds. For the TD, the Curly Maple was double hand dyed, sanded and sealed with over a dozen layers of Tru-oil finish for protection and a great look. They are secured via epoxy and a perimeter of small brass pins. The exclusive TAD Edition of this knife is constructed of W2 carbon steel with a clay hardened wave hamon, which was then triple tempered before being hand burnished and etched. **Unsharpened swedge can be easily sharpened** Features Clay Tempered W2 with Hamon blade, with an acute Persian blade profile Deep thumb ramp with jimping for precise control of the blade Contoured handles for improved edge awareness Curly Maple Handle Tapered Tang Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 4

Overall Length 8.25

Weight (oz) 4.2

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath, Tapered Tang

Blade Material W2

Blade Details Clip Point, Recurve

Handle Material Wood

About the Maker

T.A.D. Gear, Inc.
T.A.D. Gear, Inc.

Whether on your toughest missions or in your everyday adventures, we know that exceptional quality and engineered functionality will help you succeed. We make gear and apparel for capable people. In the military, teams and equipment are deemed mission capable when they are ready to perform any operation within their scope. Wherever your missions take you, we know that you depend on our gear to help you achieve your objectives and get you home safely. We take that responsibility seriously. Engineers and machinists use 000 (triple aught) as shorthand for a thousandth of an inch, which has been the high standard of precision tolerance for over a century. Inspired by that ideal, we apply thorough design, high attention to detail, and strict tolerances to ensure our products meet your most rigorous needs.

Watson, Joe
Watson, Joe

The overall mission is to offer a variety of high performance, handmade knives from kitchen to outdoors to self defense pieces. I do things the right way, one piece at a time. I am meticulous in my material selection, heat treating and effort in the details to offer people the best knives I can. As someone who enjoys the craft of knifemaking and has a lot of interests, I make knives for a wide variety of uses. Generally these are broken down into two simple categories: -Field Grade: Everyday working knives made to perform with good geometry, heat treat and materials suited more towards ease of maintenance and durability. CPM154 is the most common steel used as it is the best all-around steel for most situations. Sometimes, steels like CPM3V or PSF27 will be offered as well. A stonewash finish is the most common finish I offer on Field Grade pieces. -Signature Grade: My opportunity to explore and deliver a higher level of old world craftsmanship. The performance, high quality heat treat as the working knives, but with more premium features, more striking cosmetics and the use of more rare materials. Finishes can vary, from painstakingly hand rubbed and polished metal, high gloss satin finishes and pattern acid etched finishes. Blades may be stainless, or carbon steel with visible hardening lines-commonly referred to as a hamon. Thicker stock will often come with a tapered tang. You will also see hand sanded handles made from exotic woods, vintage phenolic materials, and other specifically selected accouterments.

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