Forged EDC/Hunter with Maple Burl

Product Description for Forged EDC/Hunter with Maple Burl

Maker: Ben Akin (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105144
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.56 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel - satin finished in the grinds and forge finished on the flats
Handle: Hund contoured stabilized maple burl set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Custom leather sheath by Cindy Akin Leathercrafts
Description: I was very excited when I first got a look at Ben Akin's knives. Ben is a custom knifemaker from Washington State. He is an avid sportsman and so it is no surprise that he makes custom knives for the outdoors. His knives are exceptionally well designed and tested. His attention to detail is clearly evident in each of his creations. He is a member of the American Bladesmith Society, the Idaho Knife Association, The Oregon Knife Collectors Association, and the Montana Knifemakers Association. He both forges and stock removes his knives.
This belt knife is a perfect fixed blade for everyday carry. The 6 inch blade is long enough to get most tasks effortlessly done. From prepping food and opening boxes, to skinning game from a hunt, this knife has you covered regardless of what your day looks like.
The blade is hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel. This carbon steel combines a keen, long lasting edge with durability that will perform through chopping. The flat grind provides a very efficient cutting geometry. The grinds feature an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish with forge finished flats.
The contoured, ergonomic handle combines maple burl with black Micarta spacers. The scales are set on a distal tapered full tang for strength and durability using nickel silver pins. The handle is beautifully shaped for a secure comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a custom leather sheath by Cindy Akin Leathercrafts, Ben's wife. The premium veg-tanned Wicket & Craig leather avoids the chemicals in chrome tanned leather that can harm the surface of steel blades. Ritza Tiger Thread stands up to the elements while you are out and about.
Excellent work throughout!

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