Swede Utility with Amboyna Burl

Product Description for Swede Utility with Amboyna Burl

Maker: Mike Clark, J.S. (2019) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $550.00
Item num: 103355
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus combining 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: Satin finished antique wrought iron
Handle: Stabilized amboyna burl
Sheath: Hand tooled, hand stitched custom leather sheath
Description: I was excited when Mastersmith David Lisch introduced me to Mike Clark Jr back in 2018. Since then, his work has continued to show his tremendous attention to detail. Given the level of work, it is no surprise that Mike easily passed his JS Test at the 2019 Blade Show in Atlanta, GA.
This elegant damascus utility knife is inspired by the Swedish barrel knife. The damascus drop point blade was hande forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. By using carbon steels, Clark ensures a keen, long lasting edge. The bold twist pattern shows trendous control at the forge.
The handle is formed from amboyna burl (Pterocarpus indicus). This warm toned wood has been among my favorite woods found anywhere. The convoluted figure is exceptionally dramatic. The guard is formed from antique wrought iron with a hand rubbed satin finish. The pommel is formed from black paper Micarta. As is typical of Mike Clark's work, this knife features take-down construction. This technique, which requires exceptional attention to detail, allows the knife to be disassebled if it ever needs repair.
This knife is accompanied by a custom hand tooled, hand stitched leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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