Integral Damascus Sub-Hilt Fighter with Ironwood

Product Description for Integral Damascus Sub-Hilt Fighter with Ironwood

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105653
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.70 in.
Total length: 15.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 23.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 32 oz.
Blade: 210 layer Ladder pattern damascus forged from 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus forged from 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels
Handle: Ironwood
Sheath: Embossed leather with ostrich leather inlay
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 years since then, his work has continued to develop and grow.
This Integral Sub-Hilt Fighter is a tremendous knife and is among Dave's masterpieces to date. The 9-3/4 inch blade will handle any task at hand, though this exceptional knife is sure to be the highlight of most any collection.
The laddered damascus blade was hand forged from 210 layers of 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels. The large raised harpoon clip is full sharpened and will be perfect to use on heavy duty tasks so the primary edge can be preserved. A deep fuller travels along both sides of the knife.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is Arizona desert ironwood secured using hand domed pins. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. The sub-hilt is made from matching damascus. The handle is finished with a damascus finial.
A hand stitched and embossed leather sheath made by Skinner is included. The sheath features a ostrich shin inlay and a tooled retention strap.
Exceptional work throughout!

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