Damascus Batwing Fighter with African Blackwood

Product Description for Damascus Batwing Fighter with African Blackwood

Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105837
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.65 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.38 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 10.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus - hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Sculpted African blackwood set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Mastersmith Shane Taylor is best known for one-of-a-kind art knives, with an emphasis on pictorial mosaic damascus and highly engraved art knives. His unique vision is influenced by steam punk and gothic aethetics. Among his best known designs are the batwing fighter and the batwing folder. This is a beautiful example of a batwing fighter fixed blade.
The blade was forged to shape from Shane's own damascus, beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. A raised clip lightens the front of the blade and ensures a high performing, detail-oriented tip. Both the blade and tang are distal tapered providing perfect balance in hand. The blade is convex ground and razor sharp. Taylor's mark (ST) is hand engraved on the left side of the blade.
The handle is hand contoured African blackwood. Screws throughout are textured and heat blued.
Exceptional work throughout!


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