Upswept Skinner with Tasmanian Blackwood

Product Description for Upswept Skinner with Tasmanian Blackwood

Maker: Maverick Murdock (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $475.00
Item num: 101439
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.38 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Tasmanian blackwood
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath
Description: Bozeman bladesmith Maverik Murdock is an up-and-coming maker to watch. This young bladesmith's attention to detail and devotion to the craft is clearly evident in his work. Murdock's knives are inspired by faith and family. His maker's mark shows his initials surrounding a stylized person in prayer.
The upswept blade is hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers (including the likes of Bill Burke, Ed Fowler, Bob Kramer, and more) and knife users consider 52100 to be among the best, if not the best steel used in modern knifemaking. 52100 takes a super-sharp, long lasting edge. It has tremendous resilience and strength. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust. The blade is forge finished on the flats and has a hand rubbed satin finish in the grinds. The spine is rounded for comfort.
The handle is copntoured from stabilized Tasmanian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon). This strong, impact resistant exotic wood is native to Tasmania and eastern Australia. Although called “blackwood,” the name is somewhat of a misnomer, as its wood is not at all black. Rather, its lustrous golden brown grain and figure is often compared to Hawaiian koa. The guard is made from 416 stainless steel and features a fileworked spacer.
A hand tooled leather sheath is included to keep the knife close at hand. This knife will keep you ready for any outdoor adventure, yet will feel comfortable in any collection!
Excellent work throughout!

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