Recurve Utility with Wild Olive Wood
Product Description for Recurve Utility with Wild Olive Wood
Maker: Heavin Forge (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98206
Blade length: 4.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 5160 carbon steel
Handle: Wild olive wood
Sheath: Hand stitched cowhide sheath with embossed border
Description: When I recently visited Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at their home in Belfast, South Africa, I was very pleased to see that they 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 4.3 inch blade was forged from 5160 carbon steel. It was forged closely to shape, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. A recurve provides a superior, aggressive cutting edge. A differential heat treatment ensures a strong edge, supported by the resilience of a softer spine.
The handle is made from wild olive wood (Olea europeae sub sp. Africana). Wild olive wood is a hard, dense timber and is tremendously resilient -- exactly what we would hope for in a knife handle. The buttery yellow wood has a dramatic, swirling figure with a nice mix of light and dark tones. The handle is nicely rounded for a secure, comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, embossed cowhide sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days