Scandi Puukko with Damasteel and Mammoth Molar

Product Description for Scandi Puukko with Damasteel and Mammoth Molar

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105407
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.01 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 13 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Polished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Blue mammoth molar
Sheath: Cowhide leather sheath
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. He was immediately hooked and quit his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching knifemaking classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became an ABS journeyman smith in June of 2019.
This Swedish style Puukko is a beautiful display of materials. The blade is stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. Stuart's mark is on the right side of the knife and his J.S. mark is on the left. The blade features a Scandi-grind, preferred among bushcrafters.
The handle is a huge section of ancient woolly mammoth tooth. Sections of mammoth tooth this large are very rare to see! The contoured handle feels extremely comfortable in a variety of grips. Polished 303 stainless steel fittings complete the handle.
A cowhide leather sheath is included to keep the knife close at hand. A custom skull bead is a nice touch.
Excellent work throughout!

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