Drop Point Hunter with American Chestnut

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with American Chestnut

Maker: Jarrett Cieslak (Fire Beard Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $345.00
Item num: 106138
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.24 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W1 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Stabilized American chestnut
Sheath: Custom pouch style leather sheath
Description: Jarrett Cieslak is an exceptional young bladesmith that is clearly a maker to watch. We anticipate that he will become 'one of the greats'.
At 15 years old, back in 2013, Jarrett began making knives after encountering blacksmithing videos on YouTube. He was immediately hooked. Between 2014 and 2016, he received a machining certificate from Harford Community College and was awarded welding certifications from Earlbeck Welding. This continuing education (along with hours and hours of hammering) gave him an understanding of how he could merge these experiences with his blacksmithing. In 2018, he attended an ABANA conference in Richmond, VA, where he was encouraged to join the American Bladesmith Society. Jarrett takes great pride in his craft, from forging the steel, to fit and finish, to personally hand stitching every sheath. His artistry stems from the love of transforming raw materials into a high performance knife that is sure to be passed down through generations.
The blade is hand forged W-1 carbon steel, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. Jarrett borrowed his heat treatment technique from the world of Japanese swords. The spine was coated with clay prior to heat treatment. The clay acts as a heat sink, resulting in softer, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. The grinds are well performed and nicely balanced from side to side. Cieslak's touchmark (a stylized beard) is set on the left side of the ricasso. The blade is a perfect length for daily carry and will get most any task done with ease.
The handle is stabilized American chestnut. It is contoured to lock your fingers securely between the beak and guard. The handle is fit perfectly to a fluted bronze guard.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days