Sgian Dubh with Maple Burl

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Product Description for Sgian Dubh with Maple Burl

Maker: Chuck Stewart (deceased 1997) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $295.00
Item num: 101715
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished, hollow ground 440C stainless steel
Handle: Maple burl scales with fine silver wire inlay
Description: This elegant Sgian Dubh was made by Chuck Stewart. Chuck was a full time knifemaker and a member of the Knifemakers Guild. He passed away in 1997. This knife was made in the mid-1980s and is in near-mint condition. It does not appear to have been used or carried and has very few marks showing its age.
The Sgian Dubh is a small, single-edged knife worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese, as well as serving for other more general day-to-day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible.
The 440C stainless steel blade was hand ground and mirror polished. The spine is fileworked for a secure thumb purchase. The left side features Stewart's touchmark. The right side is Marked "No 1".
Maple burl handle scales are set on the full tang. The presentation side features fine silver wire inlay. Stainless steel bolsters seal the front and back of the handle.
Excellent work throughout.

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