Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89466
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade width: 1.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.20 in.
Item weight: 4.50 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1074 spring steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple burl with dyed and stabilized maple
Description: This cunning little wharncliffe worker was made by Michael Rader. This knife was completed in 2006, just prior to Michael Rader's journeyman smith test. Since then, this wharncliffe has been in a single private collection and is in immaculate condition. By all appearances, it could have been made yesterday.
Michael's work combines aesthetics drawn from Medieval and Far East influences, melding them together into stately pieces that are completed with his signature elaborate woodworking. This knife holds true to Michael's inimitable style, immediately identifiable as one of his functional works of art. The wharncliffe shape results in greater strength at the tip - ideal for detail work, carving or puncturing. The blade is balanced nicely with the graceful curve of the handle, a strong distal taper ensuring perfect balance and a great feel.
The handle is formed from stabilized spalted maple burl with a dyed and stabilized maple details forming a spacer and end cap. The dark spalting lines in the maple burl nicely highlight the deep, dyed maple accents. Michael's superior woodworking is a hallmark of his style. The woods are meticulously combined in complex arches -- with the seams nearly beyond perception. A stainless steel guard and pin complete the piece. As expected, exceptional work throughout.
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