Damascus Batwing Fighter (Pre-Journeyman Smith)
Product Description for Damascus Batwing Fighter (Pre-Journeyman Smith)
Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1411
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.82 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Blade: Two bar composite Damascus forged from pure nickel and 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Walrus ivory
Sheath: Leather sheath by J.L. Stites (Miles City, MT)
Description: This is an early example of Shane Taylor's Batwing style knife, which became one of the hallmarks of his career. This knife was forged in 1997, prior to his journeyman smith test. The batwing would later on be used for skinners and folders by Shane, and would eventually inspire his Dragon folders.
This skinner and its sheath are in new condition. As you would expect, the fit and finish are spectacular, from the integral bolster to the fit between the bolster and scales. The apple seed ground blade is a rarity for Shane, and shows a strong eastern ABS influence. The scales are dovetailed to the integral bolsters, showing a tremendous amount of skill. The two bar composite bars that form the blade are zipper welded together forming a wave pattern. The backbar and spine are fully fileworked.
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