Damascus Tanto with Chittum Burl

Product Description for Damascus Tanto with Chittum Burl

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100746
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.0 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 15n20 and 1070 carbon steels
Handle: Chittum burl set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Tooled custom leather sheath
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Dave brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
This Western Tanto is an elegant knife. The blade was forged to shape from Skinner's own damascus, combining 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels. The blade is flat ground for a high performing edge. The spine is brought just shy of fully sharpened.
The contoured handle is formed from chittum burl (Sideroxylon lanuginosum). The wood has a swirling figure and beautiful reddish tone similar to amboyna burl. Handle scales are set on a distal tapered full tang. By tapering both the blade and tang, Skinner ensures that this knife as perfect balance. You won't want to put it down.
This Western Tanto is accompanied by a custom tooled leather sheath.
Exquisite work throughout!

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