TFK – Tanev Family Knives T11 Dark Matter Knife | Elmax | Fat Carbon made in Bulgaria in the Tanev family workshop is an interesting project for outdoor use.
TFK – Tanev Family Knives – Made in Bulgaria
Interesting designs, various materials with a large spectrum of those from the group of premium materials are the characteristic features of knives manufactured in the Tanev Family Knives company. High-quality blades are made of materials imported from Germany, Sweden and the United States. The blades are made of tool steels and stainless steels. The handles are made of: Micarta, G10, wood, knife covers: leather, kydex material and boltaron material. Most of the production is done by hand and with hand-operated tools. The TFK offer includes knives for hunting, everyday use (EDC), bushcraft, camping, etc.
About the presented executions of T11 knife
Premium steel as the core of the knife construction
The presented T11 knife is made of Elmax steel. Elmax is one of the few steels available on the market in the absolute top quality of materials used in the production of premium knives. Knives made of it are extremely resistant to overload, stay sharp for a long time and have excellent anti-corrosion properties.
The knife is made of one piece of steel, i.e. it has the so-called full-tang construction, probably the most durable construction used in fixed blade knives.
Grind and shape of the blade
The blade made in the drop point style, with a flat grind, ensures a smooth cut and performs various tasks (piercing, planing, preparing meals, etc.). We have a 110 mm blade at our disposal, the spine of which is deliberately sharpened, allowing for efficient work with the flint.
Ergonomic carbon fiber handle (fat carbon)
The handles are made of carbon fiber, resistant to moisture, temperature changes, most solvents and acids, with high resistance to mechanical damage. The covers to the handle were attached with hexagonal screws (hex type).
The handle has a delicate finger contour that prevents the hand from slipping over the cutting edge, reducing the risk of injuries. There is a hole at the end of the handle, which is used to additionally secure the knife against loss (it can be tied with a rope, paracord, etc.). You can also attach a section of paracord with or without a bead, which can be used as an ornament or as an additional gripping element that makes it easier to remove the knife from the sheath.
Handmade leather sheath
The knife is carried by a completely handcrafted black leather sheath. The sheath is made of high-quality vegetable-tanned leather. The stitches were made with thick threads with a massive stitch. The edges are nicely finished and smooth. The sheath has a large eyelet for attaching to a belt.
STEEL: Elmax (59-61 HRC)
BLADE FINISH: Satin
BLADE STYLE: Drop Point
BLADE GRIND: Flat
HANDLE: Fat Carbon “Dark Matter”
TOTAL LENGTH: 220 mm | 8.66″
BLADE LENGTH: 110 mm | 4.3″
BLADE THICKNESS: 3,7 mm | 0.145″
FINGER GUARD: Not available
WEIGHT: 128 g | 5.03 oz (uncji) without sheath
SKEATH: Black Leather