Forged Kwaiken with Red G-10

Product Description for Forged Kwaiken with Red G-10

Maker: Charlie Ellis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102863
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Red G-10 with epoxy soaked nylon cord
Sheath: Holstex and leather
Description: Charlie Ellis first struck hot steel in 2005 and has since traveled from Maine to North Carolina in pursuit of the perfect blade. In 2007, he enrolled in the Hand Wrought Metals program at Haywood College in Clyde, North Carolina. There, he learned a great deal from David Burnette, Mastersmith Jason Knight, as well as a host of others through the school's partnership with the American Bladesmith Society. Since 2014, he has been a full time blacksmith living in the mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.
The blade was hand forged by Charlie from 52100 carbon steel to provide exceptional edge retention. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used in modern knifemaking. Forge texturing along the flats shows Charlie forged the knife closely to shape for optimal grain structure. An antiqued finish helps hide light reflection. Because the blade is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to inhibit rust.
Red G-10 liners are set to the full tang using copper pins. A Japanese-inspired epoxy soaked nylon cord is wrapped around the handle for additional grip. The thin-profiled handle is lightweight and will be easy to conceal.
To keep the knife close at hand, a Holstex sheath wrapped in leather is included. The sheath is designed for horizontal carry and features copper pins for a nice final touch.
Excellent work throughout!

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