Clip Point Utility with Red Bushwillow

Product Description for Clip Point Utility with Red Bushwillow

Maker: C.L. Pannell (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $295.00
Item num: 102114
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished 440C stainless steel
Bolster: 304 stainless steel
Handle: Red bushwillow set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Buffalo hide
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 2014. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances, Cedric could have made it yesterday.
The clip point blade is hand ground 440C stainless steel with a mirror polish. The blade was hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. The maker mark is featured on the left side of the blade. Both the blade and tang are distal tapered providing excellent balance in hand.
Red bushwillow handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. South African red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum) has great figure and a nice dark tone. The scales are perfectly fit to polished stainless steel bolsters. The contoured handle fills your hand nicely and provides a comfortable grip.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style custom sheath made from buffalo hide is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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