Chief High Bear Scrimshawed Drop Point Hunter with Mammoth Ivory, Turquoise, and Bog Oak

Product Description for Chief High Bear Scrimshawed Drop Point Hunter with Mammoth Ivory, Turquoise, and Bog Oak

Maker: Steve Scherer (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $860.00
Item num: 105829
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: CPM-154 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Ancient bog oak
Handle: Mammoth ivory with scrimshaw by Sherry Sellers and turquoise spacer
Sheath: Pouch style tooled leather sheath
Description: This elegant drop point hunter was hand built by Corpus Christi, TX knifemaker Steve Scherer. Steve started making knives in 1979 and went full time after retirement in 2007. Scherer's knives would feel at home whether in a private collection or on the belt of an avid outdoorsman.
The drop point blade is hand ground, high performing CPM-154 stainless steel. This powdered metallurgical steel has a particularly small grain structure, making it take an extremely keen edge and hold it while remaining tough and chip resistant. It features a hand rubbed satin finish and is marked on the left side with Scherer's maker's mark. The belly of the knife moves into a recurve making it an ideal knife for skinning while out in the field. The spine is fileworked to provide additional traction when choking up on the blade.
Interior mammoth ivory handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. Black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The scales are set in place with a mosaic pin and a lined lanyard hole. The scales are meticulously scrimshawed by Sherry Sellers. A detailed image of Chief High Bear is depicted on the left scale. Chief High Bear was part of the Lakota Sioux in the Black Hills of South Dakota and lived from 1844 until 1915. Bog oak bolsters and a reconstituted turquoise spacer complete the handle. The dark black bog oak was buried in a peat bog and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions for hundreds or even thousands of years.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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