Hand Forged Go Mai Chechen Burl Fighter

Product Description for Hand Forged Go Mai Chechen Burl Fighter

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103701
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.34 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged five layer damascus (go mai), combining a 1080 carbon steel core with alternating layers of 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Hand forged damascus
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized chechen burl
Sheath: Leather sheath custom built by Felicity McNamara
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Dave brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives. Over the last few years, his work has continued to develop a level of refinement that is found in very few knifemakers.
Skinner began by forging out a billet of five layer damascus. This technique, borrowed from the world of Japanese knives, is called go mai (5 layers). A 1080 carbon steel core is surrounded by alternating layers of 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels. The blade is flat ground with an appleseed edge for high performance. The left ricasso features Dave's maker's mark. The right ricasso features the symbol for the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa.
The handle is formed from stabilized presentation grade chechen burl (Metopium brownei). The swirling burl has a nice warm tone with a very dramatic figure. The handle meets with the hand forged damascus guard in an elegant arc. A red fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The handle is contoured for a sure, comfortable grip and is set with a hand domed pin.
The Hand Forged Go Mai Chechen Burl Fighter is accompanied by a custom pouch style leather sheath. It is hand built by Felicity McNamara.
Exquisite work throughout!

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