Hamon Fighter with Spalted Birch

Product Description for Hamon Fighter with Spalted Birch

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105657
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.20 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 10.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1070 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Damascus guard and ferrule
Handle: Carved and contoured stabilized, spalted birch
Sheath: Hand stitched custom leather sheath
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. This Hamon Fighter is a tremendous example of his work.
The blade was forged to shape from 1070 carbon steel, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. Skinner borrowed a technique from Japanese swords and gave the blade a clay zone heat treatment. The line (hamon) that travels along the blade shows the transition between the softer, resilient spine and the keen, long lasting cutting edge.
The contoured, carved handle is highly polished, stabilized spalted birch. The dramatic wood combines light tones with dramatic black spalting lines. It is perfectly contoured for a secure, non-slip grip. The guard is damascus, forged from carbon steels. Fileworked stainless steel spacers add a nice contrast.
This fighter is accompanied by a custom leather sheath. The sheath is dramatically tooled to reflect patterns in the wood.
Exquisite work throughout!

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