Product Description for Horus

Maker: Neels Roos (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $565.00
Item num: 102125
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel hardened to 58-59 Hrc
Bolster: Engraved front and rear 303 stainless steel bolsters
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: This elegant drop point hunter was handmade by renowned South African knifemaker Neels Roos. Neels named this knife Horus after the Egyptian God of War and Hunt. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made in 2009. The knife is in near mint condition. Although the knife appears unused, there is some very light scuffing on the blade that can be seen when turned under light.
The five inch drop point blade is hand ground 12C27 stainless steel, made by Sandvik in Sweden and heat treated to 58-59 Hrc. This steel takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. It also maintains high toughness, high chip resistance, and good corrosion resistance -- it is a well rounded choice for a hard use fixed blade. The blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. The spine is domed for extra comfort. Both the blade and tang are distal tapered creating perfect balance in hand. Neels' maker mark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), secured to the full tang using two mosaic pins. African blackwood is among the most dense, durable woods in the world and is highly prized for its jet black appearance. The scales meet perfectly to dovetailed front and rear stainless steel bolsters that feature high relief engraving done by Neels. Burgundy and yellow fiber spacers will help the natural wood adjust to humidity and temperature changes. The handle fills your hand nicely and is extremely comfortable.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style tooled leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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