Masur Birch and Snakewood Damascus Hunter

Product Description for Masur Birch and Snakewood Damascus Hunter

Maker: Jonny Walker Nilsson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,400.00
Item num: 100912
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar composite damascus blade forged from carbon steels by Mattias Styrefors
Handle: Masur birch, snakewood and engraved reindeer antler with pewter spacers
Sheath: Traditional tooled Swedish leather sheath
Description: Jonny Walker Nilsson's knives have an elegance to them that is rarely found elsewhere. This exceptional knife was made by Nillson in 2005-2006. It has been in a private collection and is in new condition. By all appearances, Jonny could have made it yesterday.
Jonny began this traditional Swedish hunter with a blade forged to shape by renowned Swedish bladesmith Mattias Styrefors. Edge and spine bars are forged from Mattias' firecracker pattern damascus. This surrounds bars of pure nickel and 20C carbon steel. Johnny regularly worked with Styrefors and has both forged and ground blades under Mattias' watchful eye.
The stacked handle combines oil rubbed masur birch, snakewood and reindeer antler surrounding each of the layers with pewter spacers. The central reindeer antler section has been hand engraved in Sami style by Nilsson. Jonny is generally regarded as among the best makers to ever make Sami inspired knives. His traditional technique is true engraving rather than scrimshaw and uses pine bark powder rubbed into deep engraved cuts for dark coloring. The detail is spectacular.
The knife is accompanied by a traditional single seamed leather Nordic sheath.
As you would expect from a maker as well known as Jonny Walker Nilsson, the fit and finish is excellent!


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