Drop Point Hunter with Ebony and Mammoth Molar

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with Ebony and Mammoth Molar

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (2019) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 102800
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade ebony with a mammoth tooth spacer
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Stuart 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.
Stuart hand forged the drop point blade from 52100 carbon steel. This high performing steel is considered to be among the best steels (if not the very best) by many knifemakers and knife users. Makers such as Mastersmiths Bill Burke, Bob Kramer, and Ed Fowler have pioneered this long edge holding steel. The blade features a hand rubbed satin finish. Stuart's J.S. mark is on the left side of the blade and his maker's mark is featured on the right side.
The handle is sculpted from ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) secured using a hand domed stainless steel pin. A spacer formed from dyed and stabilized woolly mammoth tooth adds tremendous contrast. The handle is perfectly fit to the stainless steel guard.
To protect the knife during transportation, a custom leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!


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