Forged Drop Point Hunter with Wild Olive

Product Description for Forged Drop Point Hunter with Wild Olive

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102131
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged Saben Silver Steel (Hrc 62-63)
Bolster: Bronze front and read bolsters
Handle: African wild olive
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Each time knives arrive from Journeyman Smith Stuart, I'm always excited to see what he has created. Stuart is creating some of the most dramatic hand forged knives currently being made in South Africa. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quit his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became a Journeyman Smith in June 2019. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Stuart could have made it yesterday!
Stuart forged the blade from Saben Silver Steel. This carbon steel can harden up to 63 Hrc and is extremely tough and chip resistant. Saben Silver Steel is similar in composition to W2 carbon steel. The blade features an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish. Stuart's touchmark is on the right side of the blade. The spine is nicely rounded for comfort.
The handle is a central column of African wild olive wood surrounded by polished bronze fittings. The downturned handle is extremely comfortable.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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