Drop Point Utility Hunter (KD30-3718)

Product Description for Drop Point Utility Hunter (KD30-3718)

Maker: Hattori (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Hattori - Cowry X (click to see more in this line)
Price: $575.00
Item num: 101630
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.6 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus with a premium Cowry X stainless PM core
Bolster: Front and rear brass bolsters
Handle: Ebony
Sheath: Brown leather sheath
Description: Master Ichiro Hattori is considered one of the greatest cutlery makers in Japan. He started making knives at the age of 18 while working for his father's kitchen knife factory, Masahiro. At 32, he started his own company, Hattori Hamono, and began producing high end hunting knives so he would not compete against his dad's company. Today his hunting knives are rare and considered highly collectible among avid knife collectors and outdoorsmen alike. This KD30-3718 hunter has been kept in a private collection. It is in new condition and by all appearances, Hattori-san could have made it yesterday!
The drop point blade is made from san mai damascus with a Cowry X stainless steel core. Cowry X powdered metallurgical steel was made by Daido in Japan. It is considered by many knife users and makers to be among the best stainless steels ever used to make knives. Regretably, Daido hasn't made it for many years now and knives made with it are becoming increasingly hard to come by. It has the unique ability to be hardened up to 67 Hrc without becoming too brittle to use. The softer, supportive damascus sides provide an elegant look and protect the extremely hard core from cracking or breaking. The blade is convex ground and distal tapered.
The hidden tang handle is made from jet black ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) with front and rear brass bolsters. Ebony is a dense hardwood that will hold up exceptionally well to the rigourous demands of the outdoors. Black fiber spacers will help the wood adjust to any humidity and temperature changes.
To keep the knife close at hand, a brown leather sheath is included. The knife is also accompanied by the original Hattori presentation box, KD30 pamplet and knife guide.
Excellent work throughout!

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