Carbon River Utility with Maple and Amboyna

Product Description for Carbon River Utility with Maple and Amboyna

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86088
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 5.36 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized curly maple with amboyna burl accents
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath by Michael
Description: Michael, who was honored as a Journeyman Smith in June 2006 has a style all of his own. His work combines an aesthetic drawn from Medieval and Far East influences.
This integral utility knife was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and collectors to be among the best -- if not the best -- carbon steels for edge holding. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality.
The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. The resulting knife is extremely durable and dramatic. The handle is formed from curly maple with amboyna burl accents. The woods are meticulously combined in complex arches -- with the seams nearly beyond perception. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. The knife is accompanied by a pouch style, hand stitched leather sheath. Exceptional work throughout.


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