This grind is an excellent wood carving grind. While it won't perform most general use tasks as well as the flat grind, if your looking for a wood carving knife, than the Flat Scandi is the way to go. Another nice thing about the Flat Scandi grind is that due to the zero degree grind with no secondary bevel it basically has it's own angle guide for sharpening. simply put the bevel flat on a stone and begin sharpening. DO NOT PUT A SECONDARY BEVEL ON THIS GRIND!!!!!!!
This is a very good all around grind that is easy to sharpen and maintain. I do my flat grinds with a very slightly convexed edge to remove as much of the secondary shoulder as possible to increase cutting performance. While not as good as a Scandi for wood carving it is still quite good, and will give you a knife that is a good slicer and is easy to sharpen in the field
Professionally heat treated by Peters Heat Treating to HRC 61
Sandwich liners are the liners between the main liner and the scale.