Slip Joint Trapper with Ringed Gidgee

Product Description for Slip Joint Trapper with Ringed Gidgee

Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100461
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: CPM-154 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Ringed gidgee
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce has worked alongside some of the most prominent knifemakers in the world including Mastersmith Bill Burke. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing slipjoint folder.
The blade is made from premium CPM154 that has been heat treated to Rc 59-60 for optimal edge retention and durability. This powdered metallurgical steel has a particularly small grain structure, making it take an extremely keen edge and hold it! A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality. The blade can be opened easily using the nail nick at the top of the blade. The action is smooth and consistent. The blade is perfectly centered.
Handle scales made from exhibition grade ringed gidgee are set on hand fileworked stainless steel liners. Ringed gidgee (Acacia cambagei) is an Australian hardwood in the same family as Hawaiian curly koa. Satin finished 416 stainless steel front and rear bolsters meet perfectly with the scales.
Excellent work throughout!

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