Turkish Twist Hunter with Maple Burl

Product Description for Turkish Twist Hunter with Maple Burl

Maker: Dionatam Franco, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102476
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.8 oz.
Blade: Turkish twist damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Turkish twist damascus
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple burl
Sheath: Tooled black leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Dionatam Franco hails from Brazil. His skill in the forge is only matched with his tremendous attention to detail. He was honored as a master smith at the 2018 Blade Show in Atlanta and received the BR Hughes Award for the best knife submitted by a master smith candidate.
This drop point hunter made by Franco is an exceptional knife. From the perfectly controlled damascus pattern to the subtle, yet intricate sculpting of the handle, this knife is a perfect example of Franco's high level of skill as a knifemaker.
The drop point blade is forged from a Turkish Twist Spirograph pattern, perfectly forged to the shape of the blade. Franco combined four separate bars of his damascus to create this dramatic blade. There is absolutely zero distortion in the complex pattern. There are very few bladesmiths with the skills to forge this complex blade. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle. The spine is crowned for a comfortable thumb purchase.
The handle is contoured from dyed and stabilized maple burl, secured to the hidden tang using a mosaic pin. The "coke bottle" shaped handle is extremely comfortable and provides a solid grip. A tube in the back allows you to add a lanyard if desired. A guard made from matching damascus completes the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled black pouch style leather sheath is included.

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