Harpoon Tip Hunter with Tasmanian Myrtle
(Journeyman Test Knife)

Product Description for Harpoon Tip Hunter with Tasmanian Myrtle
(Journeyman Test Knife)

Maker: Towball Weightman (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $525.00
Item num: 100246
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.55 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.94 in.
Total length: 12.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.44 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1095 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel with black fiber spacers
Handle: Tasmanian myrtle wood
Description: Australian knifemaker Towball Weightman is a friend of Mastersmith Bill Burke and has spent quite a bit of time working in Bill's shop. Thanks to Towball's high attention to detail and experience working with Burke, he has managed create high performance knives in a short amount of time. He received his Journeyman Smith award at BladeShow 2019 with the American Blade Society. Towball is the fifth person in Australia to receive his JS stamp.
This Harpoon Tip Hunter with Tasmanian Myrtle was part of Towball's JS test set. When a maker tests to become a journeyman, they create five knives that are the height of their work. These five knives are then judged by established masters to determine if the maker's work is up to snuff. Often, prospective journeymen spend 2-3 times as long creating these five knives as they would generally do, as they know that their work will be poured over by the masters. These five knives are generally considered to be among the most collectable knives of a maker's career.
The raised clip blade was hand forged from 1095 carbon steel. This steel has exceptional toughness and resistance to breakage, making it perfect for large knives and swords. Because it is a carbon steel, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. A hand rubbed finish provides an heirloom look. The distal tapered blade has exceptional balance. Towball's makers mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is made from Tasmanian myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) contoured to provide a secure, comfortable grip. This exotic hardwood is found in Tasmanian rainforests and can be polished to a high sheen with beautiful chatoyancy. The handle is fit to a satin finished 416 stainless steel guard. Stainless steel and black fiber spacers assist the wood to adjust to humidity and temperature changes.
Excellent work throughout!


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