Veld Knife with Briar Burl

Product Description for Veld Knife with Briar Burl

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101877
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1085 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Brian burl
Sheath: Tooled, hand stitched pouch style leather sheath
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives. This drop point hunter is a tremendous example of his work.
The blade was hand forged to shape from 1085 carbon steel, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. Skinner borrowed a technique from Japanese swords and gave the blade a clay zone heat treatment. The line (hamon) that travels along the blade shows the transition between the softer, resilient spine and the keen, long lasting cutting edge. The steel has a beautiful wootz-like grain structure.
The contoured handle is formed from briar burl (Erica arborea). The dramatic, light toned wood has a a tremendous twisted figure. It is perfectly contoured for a secure, non-slip grip. The guard and ferrule are formed from 416 stainless teel. Black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humiidty changes.
This hunting knife is accompanied by a custom pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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