Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84062
Blade length: 19.50 in.
Total length: 25.75 in.
Blade width: 1.84 in.
Blade thickness: 0.23 in.
Item weight: 24.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 44.16 oz.
Blade: Damascus blade forged from 15N20, 5160, and 8660 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus guard and pommel
Handle: Bubinga, Peruvian walnut, and curly maple
Sheath: Presentation stand formed from Damascus, bubinga, Peruvian walnut and curly maple
Description: This exceptional Dha draws its influence from Eastern and Western styles. The deeply re-curved blade makes it an exceptional cutter. The long clip lightens the blade and results in a perfect swinging motion.
Michael forged the blade from three separate carbon steels -- 5160, 15N20 and 8660. The resulting random pattern Damascus is bold with high contrast (approx. 90 layers). By forging the blade to shape, Michael has assured exceptional strength and beauty. A mar quench during the heat treatment results in optimal edge retention.
The handle is formed from bubinga, Peruvian walnut and curly maple. The woods are reflected in the presentation stand. Michael's superior woodworking is a hallmark of his style. The woods are meticulously combined complex arches. Showing his attention to detail, the Damascus pommel unscrews and allows access to the inner mechanism which holds the handle in place. By accessing this, the knife may be disassembled should major repairs ever be needed. Exceptional work throughout.
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