San Mai Damascus Sgain Dubh with African Blackwood and Quilted Maple

Product Description for San Mai Damascus Sgain Dubh with African Blackwood and Quilted Maple

Maker: Charlie Ellis (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $750.00
Item num: 104071
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.27 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus san mai with an 80CrV2 core
Bolster: Dyed and stabilized quilted maple
Handle: Contoured African blackwood
Sheath: Black leather
Description: Charlie Ellis first struck hot steel in 2005 and has since traveled from Maine to North Carolina in pursuit of the perfect blade. In 2007, he enrolled in the Hand Wrought Metals program at Haywood College in Clyde, North Carolina. There, he learned a great deal from David Burnette, Mastersmith Jason Knight, as well as a host of others through the school's partnership with the American Bladesmith Society. Since 2014, he has been a full time blacksmith living in the mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.
This elegant utility knife was inspired by the Scottish Sgian Dubh, which translates as 'black or hidden knife'. It is traditionally worn tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible.
The blade on this sgain dubh was forged to shape from Ellis' own damascus san mai. A high performance 80CrV2 carbon steel core is surrounded by alternating layers of 1095 and 15N20 carbon steel damascus. The flats are forge finished. A reinforced armor piercing tip ensures it is unlikely that the tip will be damaged, even while performing the most demanding tasks. The spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable grip. Charlie's maker's mark is on the right side of the blade.
Contoured African blackwood handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. A section of dyed and stabilized quilted maple forms a 'bolster'.
It will be easy to keep this knife close by using the black leather sheath mounted with an ULTI-CLIP.
An exceptional knife that is sure to become a daily companion.


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