Nanook Cub Hunter with Curly Maple and Stag

Product Description for Nanook Cub Hunter with Curly Maple and Stag

Maker: Jay Hendrickson, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $895.00
Item num: 102959
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.31 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 5160 carbon steel
Handle: Curly maple and stag with fine silver inlay
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: This exceptional Nannok Cub Hunter was made by Mastersmith Jay Hendrickson. Jay succeeded Bill Moran as ABS president in 1991. He has taught bladesmithing throughout the US and France and has served as director of the Moran Foundation for 10 years, helping to preserve Bill's Legacy. Jay was inducted into the Cutlery Hall-of-Fame in the spring of 2021.
Silver vines are inlaid into presentation grade curly maple. The antiqued wood gives an heirloom quality to this exceptional Jay Hendrickson hunter. Jay created the Nanook Cub Hunter model as his ideal hunting knife. It is an incredible knife shape to use out in the field, though this knife will also feel at home in any collection.
Jay began by forging the 5160 carbon steel blade to shape. The appleseed grind is a hallmark of Jay's hand forged knives. A clear differential heat treatment line travels along the blade, showing the transition between soft, supportive spine and the keen, hard edge steel. Jay believes strongly in the hand forging process and it clearly shows in his work. By forging the blade to shape, Jay ensures optimal edge retention.
The handle is formed from presentation grade curly maple combined with Indian stag. Scrolls of fine silver are meticulously inlaid into each side of the maple handle. The scales are set on a distal tapered full tang for strength and durability. The hand contoured handle feels great!. All finishing and embellishments -- of both the knife and sheath -- is completed by Jay in his shop.
This knife is accompanied by a hand tooled pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!


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