Field Ant Utility/Hunter with African Blackwood - M390

Product Description for Field Ant Utility/Hunter with African Blackwood - M390

Maker: Willie van der Merwe (Ant Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104979
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Hand ground M390 stainless steel
Handle: Hand contoured African blackwood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather custom sheath
Description: This Field Ant Utility/Hunter is an exceptional daily companion. The slim-profiled knife will be easy to keep close by, yet will have plenty of cutting power.
The blade is hand ground M390 stainless steel. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to a high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. Van der Merwe's mark is set on the left side. An ant is inlaid in 24K gold (van der Merwe calls his company Ant Knives).
Hand contoured African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) handle scales are set on the distal tapered full tang, ensuring a perfect balance. A lanyard can easily be added to the back of the handle.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather custom sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!


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