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Kwaiken with Masur Birch
Product Description for Kwaiken with Masur Birch
Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88876
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade width: 1.25 in.
Blade thickness: 0.25 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with a double hamon
Bolster: Textured blackened bronze
Handle: Stabilized cross-cut masur birch
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders Hogstrom specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden. Anders used a Japanese method of heat treating the blade where clay coats the spine, resulting in a differential heat treatment and the subsequent gently undulating quench line called a hamon. This method ensures a durable knife with superior edge-holding. The blade is 1050 carbon steel with a distinctive armor-piercing tip.
The handle is formed from a solid piece of cross-cut masur birch. The dramatic wood grain combines a slight curled pattern with flames. The furniture throughout is textured blackened bronze. The handle pin is domed and counter sunk. A traditional Swedish leather sheath with a single seam and belt loop holds this outstanding knife. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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