Damascus Hunter with Snakewood and Meteorite

Product Description for Damascus Hunter with Snakewood and Meteorite

Maker: Hennie du Plessis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106799
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: Pool and eye damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Gibeon meteorite
Handle: Snakewood set on a full tang
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: South African knifemaker Hennie du Plessis creates an exceptional knife. This hunter shows his tremendous attention to all the details. The fit and finish is impeccable, providing an excellent showcase of exotic materials.
The blade is pool and eye damascus, forged from carbon steels, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. A gun blacked finish provides high contrast. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are presentation grade snakewood. They are set on a full tang for strength and durability. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills your hand perfectly. A large choil will provide plenty of control for detail oriented tasks. By using torx screws, Hennie ensures the knife can be taken apart if future repairs are ever needed.
Gibeon meteorite bolsters are dovetailed to the scales for a perfect fit. The meteorite used for these bolsters is particularly nice and has no inclusions. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!
This hunting knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath.
If you are looking for a compact daily carry fixed blade that will turn heads whenever you use it, look no further! With both the knife and sheath weighing in at under 10-1/2 ounces, you'll hardly even know it's on your belt until you need to use it.
Excellent work throughout!

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