Drop Point Utility with Red Ivory Wood
Product Description for Drop Point Utility with Red Ivory Wood
Maker: Heavin Forge (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97975
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 5160 carbon steel
Handle: Red ivory wood
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled cowhide sheath
Description: When I recently visited Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at their home in Belfast, South Africa, I was very pleased to see that had some of their knives available. Kevin and Heather teach bladesmithing courses, with students travelling from all over the world to learn their techniques. When I visited, they were teaching a six person, two week introduction to bladesmithing course -- with students coming from as far away as the Middle East. Kevin uses the Heavin Forge mark on his knives when he creates a knife while demonstrating for his classes. This is one such knife.
The 5.4 inch drop point blade was forged to shape from 5160 carbon steel. It was forged closely to shape, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. A differential heat treatment creates a knife with a strong edge, supported by the resilience of a softer spine.
The handle is made from red ivory wood (Berchemia zeyheri). Red ivory is a dramatic wood from South Africa. Red Ivory trees are said to be both rare and valuable, and have been rumored to be "rarer than diamonds." According to folklore, the tree is considered sacred to the Zulus in South Africa and is reserved for royalty. The wood scales are set on a distal tapered full tang using brass pins. The handle is nicely rounded for a secure, comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled cowhide sheath.
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