380AKM KNIFE MAKER MODEL
The Rocklinizer Carbide Application Process is now customized to provide the ultimate wear protection for knife and blade edges.
How It Works
Tungsten carbide applied to one side of a sharpened blade provides a “self sharpening” edge akin to the Beaver Tooth effect in nature. The dentine wears away faster than the enamel as the Beaver’s lower jaw works against the upper jaw. This hard-soft differential hardness causes the knife edge to become more aggressive as it is used.
Many knife makers eliminate the need for heat treatment as softer metal blades can now be upgraded by applying the hard and wear resistant carbide surface to only one edge.
Alternatively tungsten carbide can be applied to both edges of a knife blade for wear protection.
The amount of carbide deposit can be precisely controlled
to match the bevel of the edge.
This unique deposition process retains sharpness longer and resists rust and corrosion. Conventional resharpening techniques can be used when the knife blade edges eventually become dull before reapplying the Rocklinizing process.
Articles in Blade and Knife World Magazines
March, 2010 at pages 50 – 53 (Download PDF Article - Click Here)
Field Editor: MSG Kim Breed – 5th Special Forces (Retired) “The bonding on a single side is a great idea. It really works.” “Reaching for the half-inch sisal rope, I started cutting. At first the knife was performing just so-so, then it seemed to crunch a little louder and more aggressively. I have never had a knife that acts better the more I use it. By the time I made 150 cuts the knife was performing like I had just sharpened it.”
August, 2010 at pages 96 & 97 (Download PDF Article - Click Here)
Field Editor: Ed Fowler - Master Bladesmith “Any knife steel can be impregnated with carbides and will be exceptional when it comes to edge holding. Naturally, the toughness and strength of the original blade will not be influenced, but high-endurance cutting performance is now potentially available to any manufacturer or knife maker. In my opinion, this is the most significant advance in the art and science of cut that I have seen in over 55 years in the knife community.”
Knife World Magazine
May, 2011 at pages 24 - 26 (Download PDF Article - Click Here)
Editor: Mark Zalesky "...a knifemaker, small factory, or even an individual can now have everything needed to apply tungsten carbide to a knife blade. The process can be applied to finished or unfinished blades, even relatively soft blades. In fact, materials with less edgeholding ability actually have more potential for self-sharpening, so titanium and the less wear-resistant steels may have a new lease on life as blade materials."
Knife Maker's Package
The Knife Guide is designed for a uniform and controllable tungsten carbide deposit ( within .0001”) on all types of blade edges.
ROCKLINIZER Model 380 AKM
(110-120 volt, 50-60 Hz., 1 phase A.C.) (220-240 volt also available)
(Titan Technologies HEKE™ High Endurance Knife Edge System) Patent Pending by George Lambert
#9207-A Tool Post Applicator
#9208 Tool Post Holder and Knife Guide
ELECTRODES FOR ROCKLINIZER Model 380 AKM
#8245 Tungsten Carbide (Hollow) 3/32" dia. x 2"
#8247 Tungsten Carbide (Hollow) 1/8" dia. x 2"
#8249 Tungsten Carbide (Hollow) 3/16" dia. x 2"