Hunting Knife with Leopardwood and Mammoth Ivory
Product Description for Hunting Knife with Leopardwood and Mammoth Ivory
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95344
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with satin finish (Hrc 58-59)
Bolster: 416 stainless steel with a thin copper spacer
Handle: Stabilized leopardwood with a mammoth ivory spacer
Description: Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle resides in Yorktown, VA. He started making knives in 1979 and has been forging knives since 1996. Growing up in Washington State, he spent most weekends hunting and fishing and has a great understanding of what features make a knife perform. This handmade hunting knife really shows off Jim's experience as a knifemaker and knife user.
Arbuckle forged the 4-1/2 inch drop point to shape from 5160 carbon steel to ensure a keen, long-lasting edge. The blade was then hardened and triple tempered to RC 58-59 to increase toughness. The spine has been gently rounded for comfort when pressing down on the blade.
The handle combines stabilized leopardwood with mammoth ivory and a copper spacer. The leopardwood has been beautifully sculpted to match the palm of the hand. When paired with the deep choil cutout, it offers a variety of comfortable grip options. The guard is made from polished 416 stainless steel and is secured with silver solder. The guard, copper spacer, and mammoth spacer are all separated by fiber spacers to ensure there is no galvanic reaction between the guard and spacer and to assist with humidity changes.
This knife comes with a hand made vegetable tanned leather sheath with a decorative cuff.
Excellent work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days