Harpoon Tip Hunter with Ironwood

Product Description for Harpoon Tip Hunter with Ironwood

Maker: Henry Torres (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100446
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated, hand forged 52100 carbon steel, with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel with a copper spacer
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Henry Torres had the opportunity to work under renowned Mastersmith Bill Burke in the spring of 2006. This allowed him to best understand Bill's techniques of heat treating and implementation, which result in a level of edge holding rarely found elsewhere. Henry heat treated this blade using the same techniques -- creating a differentially heat treated blade with a hard edge and softer, supportive spine. The result is exceptional. This was kept in a private collection since it was made for BladeShow 2019. By all appearances it is in brand new, unused condition.
The harpoon tip blade was forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel -- a steel that many knifemakers and collectors feel to have the highest performance found anywhere. The blade was hand satin finished for an heirloom quality. It is distal tapered for a perfect balance.
A satin finished 416 stainless steel guard meets perfectly to the ironwood handle. Warm and dark tones within the intricate swirling grain pattern are immediately captivating. The wood has been contoured for a particularly comfortable grip. Alternating black fiber and copper spacers assist the knife to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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