Integral Turkish Twist Damascus Hunter with Amboyna Burl

Product Description for Integral Turkish Twist Damascus Hunter with Amboyna Burl

Maker: Dionatam Franco, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,600.00
Item num: 102638
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Turkish twist damascus hand forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Matching damascus
Handle: Stabilized amboyna 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 pattern, perfectly forged to the shape of the blade. Franco combined six 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 hand contoured from stabilized amboyna burl and fits the hand perfectly. The damascus guard flows seamlessly from handle to blade. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled black pouch style leather sheath is included.

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