Hunter/Utility Puukko with Maple Burl and Birch

Product Description for Hunter/Utility Puukko with Maple Burl and Birch

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106633
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.89 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Hand contoured stabilized maple burl with a stacked birch bark spacer
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather sheath
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quit his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became a Journeyman Smith in June 2019.
Stuart hand forged the Nordic-inspired blade from 52100 carbon steel. This high performing steel is considered to be among the best steels (if not the very best) by many knifemakers and knife users. Makers such as Mastersmiths Bill Burke, Bob Kramer, and Ed Fowler have pioneered this long edge holding steel. It features an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish and is distal tapered, ensuring perfect balance. The Scandi-edge is perfect for use as an EDC or carving knife.
The handle is stabilized maple burl. The dramatic grade wood features a dense, swirling figure. A spacer is formed from layers of stabilized birch bark. Bronze fittings make a nice contrast and bring out warm tones in the wood.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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