UPKnife Materials

  I carefully optimize each component material to handle the duty and loads it could be regularly exposed to. 

Stainless Steel Components

   Every steel component in these knives are stainless steel. All the major components.  Martensitic stainless steels are hardenable, durable, and resist corrosion making the overall product more resilient and long lasting in just about every way.

7075-T6 Aluminum components

Every aluminum component used in UPKnife Products is made in 7057-T6 Aluminum, a caliber of aluminum that stands above the rest in strength. Boasting an Ultimate Tensile Strength of 80ksi combined with the surface resilience of a Type3 Hardcoat, breeds a combination suitable for military grade weapons like M16 upper and lower receivers.

Using the UPK-M1, my first product, here is a chart identifying the material choice and some of its key performance characteristics per part.