Kwaiken with Beechwood Burl

Product Description for Kwaiken with Beechwood Burl

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100331
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Textured bronze
Handle: Beachwood burl with a high gloss finish
Sheath: Hand tooled traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders Hogstrom specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden.
The 1050 carbon steel blade features a differential heat treatment. The undulating line travelling across the blade was created by a technique Hogstrom borrowed from Japanese swords. The spine was coated in clay prior to quenching. By acting as a heat sink, the clay results in a keen, long lasting cutting edge with a softer, supportive spine.
The handle is formed from a solid piece of stabilized beechwood burl. The dramatic, light toned wood has a swirling figure and was brought to a high gloss finish. The bolster was formed from bronze and features a textured finish that nicely complements the wood handle.
A traditional Swedish leather sheath with a single seam and belt loop holds this outstanding knife.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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