Utility Knife with Desert Ironwood

Product Description for Utility Knife with Desert Ironwood

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101525
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood set on a full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched leather pouch style sheath
Description: Aaron Wilburn became a journeyman smith in June of 2009 and a master smith in 2013. Wilburn creates serious knives for some of the most avid collectors and knife enthusiasts. This utility knife will be as comfortable being used out in the field as it would in any collection!
The 3.1 inch blade was forged from 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best steels used to make modern knives. With its small crystalline size, 52100 takes a keen edge and holds onto it. A differential heat treatment ensures a hard cutting edge with a softer, supportive spine. Aaron's maker's mark is on the left side of the blade and his M.S. mark is on the right.
Arizona desert ironwood handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. This dense wood is both dramatic and has tremendous stability. The contoured handle ensures a comfortable, secure grip.
To keep the knife close at hand and protect it during transportation, a custom leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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