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Sandrin Tungsten Carbine Knives Available Soon

Over 20 years in the making, Sandrin tungsten carbide knives will be available soon.

Here’s what they told us about the new blades.

Sandrin Tungsten Carbine Knives Available Soon

Tungsten Carbide Knife Partnership Established – Mythical Knife Hardness of 71 Rockwell.

Italian tungsten carbide experts Turmond s.p.a. (Turmond) and luxury American firearms company Cabot Gun Company, LLC (Cabot Guns) have committed to a long-term exclusivity agreement to bring knives crafted of tungsten carbide to the North American markets under the brand Sandrin Knives.

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*Image Courtesy of Sandrin Knives

Established in 1969, Turmond is known for exceeding industry tungsten in precision components for companies such as Rolex.  Cabot Guns is a Pennsylvania based producer of luxury firearms known for their bespoke mirror image pistol sets and use of exotic materials.

The tungsten knives will be branded under the trade name “Sandrin,” a beloved nickname of the recently retired founder of Turmond.

Four initial models will be introduced: Intium, Explorer, Venor and Venom.  The initial run will be limited to 30 units.

Cabot Guns is scheduled to debut the Big Bang Pistol set comprised of two fully-functional 1911 style pistols constructed from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite later this month.  The Big Bang Pistol Set will be accompanied by the Big Bang Knife, a tungsten carbide blade by Turmond with meteorite handles.

Tungsten carbide is one of the most successful composite engineering materials ever produced. It’s a unique combination of strength, hardness and toughness that satisfies the most demanding applications.  Durable ir property, high precision blades have been used for industrial purposes for decades, but the application of the material towards a consumer knife was considered not possible.  Turmond has developed proprietary intellectual property on a unique grade of tungsten carbide that reduces brittleness.

Neither steel nor ceramic, they’re the perfect combination of hardness and strength whose extraordinary precision can be measured to light band tolerances.  And with an outstanding hardness of HRC 71, simply put, they’re nothing short of the hardest and most durable knife blades that have ever been made.

The two companies share a passion for innovation, excellence and for producing the finest products many can buy.

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*Image courtesy of Sandrin Knives.

Here is what Rob Bianchin has to say about the collaboration:

“As an engineer’s material enthusiast I am really jazzed about these knives.  The knives will likely to suited for collectors as pricing will be over $1,000.  An entire industry did not believe a knife made of tungsten carbide was possible.  It's an incredible material.  In fact, you could use one of these knives as a knife sharpener for steel knives! The Venor model was styled after a blade carried by a local hunter in northern Italy that is used to skin wild boars. Pricing and availability will be available by early June.  The production quantities will be very small as this is somewhat of an experimental project.”

Sandrin Knives will be available for purchase at and starting in June 2016.

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