Integral Utility Knife with Bog Oak (2500 Years Old!)

Product Description for Integral Utility Knife with Bog Oak (2500 Years Old!)

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103689
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 10.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Integral
Handle: 2500 year old bog oak
Sheath: Tooled, hand stitched pouch style leather sheath
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives. Each year, when I visit with him, his work continues to develop. This integral clip point utility is a tremendous example of his work.
The blade was hand forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and users to be among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. The razor sharp blade transitions into an integral guard. Integral knives require a particularly talented bladesmith and Skinner as shown himself to be easily up to the task.
The contoured handle is 2500 year old bog oak. This wood was buried in a peat bog and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions for approximately 2500 years. Alternating black and red fiber spacers separate the ancient wood from the bolster.
This knife is accompanied by a custom pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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