Recurve Fighter with African Blackwood and Maple Burl

Product Description for Recurve Fighter with African Blackwood and Maple Burl

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90711
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.80 in.
Total length: 16.06 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 16.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.25 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus blade surrounding a 52100 carbon steel core
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel guard
Handle: African blackwood and maple burl
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Michael Rader has a style all of his own. His work combines an aesthetic drawn from Medieval and Far East influences. This dramatic recurve fighter was made by Michael prior to becoming a journeyman. It has been in a single collection and has been meticulously cared for. It is in mint condition and has never been used to cut.
The long recurve blade is weighted for chopping. Michael forged a 52100 carbon steel core and surrounded this with layers of damascus forged from 5160, L6 and 15N20 carbon steels. Many knifemakers and collectors feel that 52100 is among the best performing steels currently used for making knives. The 100 bold random pattern immediately draws attention. The recurve shape makes it an exceptional chopper with a swing similar to that of a kukri.
The handle is formed from maple burl and African blackwood. The woods are meticulously combined 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. It is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath, also made by Michael. Exceptional work throughout.


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