Dha with Mahogany and Curly Maple

Product Description for Dha with Mahogany and Curly Maple

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90714
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 16.90 in.
Total length: 22.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 24.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 35.5 oz.
Blade: San mai nine layer damascus blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with L6, 5160 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Raindrop pattern damascus guard
Handle: Curly maple with a dyed and stabilized maple burl end cap
Sheath: Mahogany and curly maple sheath
Description: This exceptional Dha draws its influence from Eastern and Western styles. The deeply re-curved blade makes it an exceptional cutter. The long clip lightens the blade and results in a perfect swinging motion.
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. By all appearances it could have been made yesterday.
Michael forged the long blade by combining bold damascus sides with a 52100 carbon steel core. The result is exceptional edge holding with dramatic damascus steel. By forging the blade to shape, Michael has ensured exceptional strength and beauty. A mar quench during the heat treatment results in optimal edge retention.
The handle combines curly maple with a dyed and stabilized maple burl end cap. The left side of the handle is textured for a secure, comfortable right handed grip. The woods are reflected in the sheath, where curly maple is inlaid into mahogany. Michael's superior woodworking is a hallmark of his style. The woods are meticulously combined -- and even though this knife was completed some time ago, the seams between the woods are still imperceptible. Exceptional work throughout.

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