Drop Point Hunter with African Blackwood

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with African Blackwood

Maker: C.L. Pannell (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $310.00
Item num: 102098
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, mirror polished 440C stainless steel
Bolster: 304 stainless steel
Handle: African blackwood set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Cape buffalo leather sheath
Description: Cedric Pannel was a South African knifemaker and an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa. He took up knifemaking after retiring from SA Railways in 1991. At the time, he was the oldest active member of the Knifemakers Guild. Regrettably, Cedric passed away in June of 2017. Although his work is rarely seen in the United States, his work has made its way into collections throughout the world. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of knifemaking with many other South African knifemakers striving to make a name for themselves such as Deon Nel, Japie Visser, and Jonny Kable. Cedric's work is very clean and will make an excellent addition to any collection, yet would be just as comfortable on your belt out in the field. This knife has been in a private collection since it was made in 2013. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances, Cedric could have made it yesterday.
The drop point blade is made from 440C stainless steel with a mirror polish. The blade was hollow ground by hand for an easy to maintain edge. The maker mark is featured on the left side of the blade.
Handle scales are made from African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) secured to the full distal tapered tang with stainless steel pins. Red fiber spacers add a nice contrast and assist the handle to adjusting to temperature and humidity changes. The scales meet perfectly with pollished 304 stainless steel bolsters.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style cape buffalo leather sheath is included.
Nice work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days