Wolhuter Lion Knife with Red Bushwillow

Product Description for Wolhuter Lion Knife with Red Bushwillow

Maker: Deon Nel (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $420.00
Item num: 105698
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.02 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, mirror polished N690 stainless steel
Handle: Red bushwillow set on a full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched pouch style cowhide sheath
Description: This knife was inspired by the knife used by the Kruger National Park's first game ranger, Harry Wolhuter. Wolhuter used the knife in 1903 to kill a lion that attacked him while on patrol in the park. His memories of this event (along with others) can be read in his iconic autobiography, Memories of a Game Ranger. Award winning South African knifemaker Deon Nel is considered among the best Loveless style knifemakers anywhere. His understanding of the knife designs and sense of balance is particularly good. Deon's work is inspired by his mentors Rob Brown and Cedric Pannell. Deon is considered among the best Loveless style knifemaker in South Africa.
The Bohler N690 stainless steel was meticulously hollow ground and mirror polished. The blade is razor sharp. N690 ensures a keen, long lasting edge with good resistance to chipping. It is a great choice for high performance use knives.
Red bushwillow handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. The handle provides a secure, comfortable grip that you won't want to put down.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched cowhide sheath.
Exceptional work throughout.

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