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Product Description for Off-Set Alaskan
Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85157
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.37 in.
Blade width: 1.30 in.
Blade thickness: 0.25 in.
Item weight: 9.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.12 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with an off-set grind
Bolster: Textured and antiqued sterling silver
Handle: Alaskan fossil walrus ivory
Sheath: Single seamed boot knife style sheath
Description: Collectors of Anders' work know that he has some of the tightest tolerances of any maker, anywhere. Anders excels in creating a fusion of Japanese and Nordic styles. Perhaps most dramatic of his knives are the fossil ivory boot knives.
The guard is cast from sterling silver, textured and antiqued. By casting, he is able to create fittings that integrate into the boot knife, creating a true masterwork. The hamon (temper line) created by Anders' clay heat treat process makes a knife that has excellent edge retention, while also having the support of a softer central core. The handle is formed from fossil walrus ivory and has burnt cream and caramel tones throughout. The sides of the knife have been lightly sculpted for a secure thumb purchase. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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