Bocote Skinner
Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Product Description for Bocote Skinner
Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85240
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated, hand forged 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Bocote
Description: Coming back from the Blade show with journeyman smith test knives is one of my great highlights of the year. Five knives were made by each applicant that are the height of their work. These knives were judged by ABS Mastersmiths on fit and finish, as well as general artistry. The standards are exacting. This utility knife was one of the five knives that Jim selected as the best of his work for judging by the masters.
The clip point blade was forged to shape from 5160 carbon steel. Hardened to Hrc 58-59, the knife will have exceptional edge holding. The appleseed grind further assures a long lasting, durable edge. A hand rubbed satin finish adds elegance to the knife. The handle is formed from a solid piece of bocote. Exceptional work throughout!

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