Bird & Trout with Blackwood and Bronze

Product Description for Bird & Trout with Blackwood and Bronze

Maker: Alan Mitchell (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106891
Blade length: 6.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.01 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.6 oz.
Blade: O1 carbon steel san mai with stainless cladding forged by Tinus Steenkamp
Bolster: Carved bronze
Handle: African blackwood with steel wire wrap
Description: This Bird and Trout by Alan Mitchell is a truly incredible knife. Alan has been forging knives knives since 2013 and is an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa where he currently serves as secretary. His knives are designed for use but have a tremendous artistry about them that immediately grabs attention.
The blade features san mai: an O1 carbon steel core is surrounded by 3Cr12 stainless steel on each side. A thin layer of nickel between stops carbon migration and adds a dramatic 'pop'.
The African blackwood handle features steel wire wrap at the middle, which aids grip. The bolster and pommel ar eboth made from carved bronze.
This is one of those knives that needs to be held to fully appreciate. It is a spectacular example of Mitchell's creative work.

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