Clip Point Hunter with Ironwood

Product Description for Clip Point Hunter with Ironwood

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (2019) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $400.00
Item num: 101499
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.3 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Nile crocodile leather sheath
Description: Each time knives arrive from Journeyman Smith Stuart, I'm always excited to see what he has created. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quit his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became a Journeyman Smith in June 2019.
Stuart forged the clip point blade from 52100 carbon steel. This high performing steel is considered to be among the best steels (if not the very best) by many knifemakers and knife users. Makers such as Mastersmiths Bill Burke, Bob Kramer, and Ed Fowler have pioneered this long edge holding steel. The blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. Stuart's J.S. mark is on the left side of the blade and his maker's mark is featured on the right side.
The handle is sculpted from desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) secured using a hand domed brass pin. The handle is perfectly fit to the brass guard.
To protect the knife during transportation, a custom crocodile leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!


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