Damascus Drop Point Hunter with Raffir Noble

Product Description for Damascus Drop Point Hunter with Raffir Noble

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102943
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Satin finished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Hand contoured Raffir Noble
Sheath: Tooled black 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.
The fine W's pattern damascus was hand forged from 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels for excellent edge retention. A deep etch provides high contrast that will have you staring at the pattern for hours. Stuart's J.S. mark is on the left side of the blade and his maker's mark is featured on the right side. Jimping on the spine provides an excellent thumb purchase.
The handle is formed from a solid block of Raffir Noble. Raffir Noble uses brass and copper mesh encapsulated in acrylic to create a truly unique 3D dimensional handle. The handle is fit perfectly to a satin finished 303 stainless steel guard.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled black leather sheath is included. The sheath can be removed from the belt loop allowing the user to remove the sheathed knife from their belt without taking their belt off.
Excellent work throughout!

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