Damascus Hunter with Wenge

Product Description for Damascus Hunter with Wenge

Maker: Larry Fuegen, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,000.00
Item num: 107280
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 10.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.6 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued, carved and textured mild steel with a fluted copper spacer
Handle: Wenge
Sheath: Leather sheath with lizard leather overlay
Description: This stunning hunter was made by AKI (Art Knife Invitational) member Larry Fuegen. Larry is known for doing some of the most impressive art knives in the world. He made his first knife back in 1963 and forged his first knife in 1975. By 1987, Larry had become a full time bladesmith and also received his American Bladesmith Society journeyman smith rating. It only took 2 more years for him to receive his mastersmith rating. Mastersmith Fuegen is now retired. Larry believes in sole authorship work and does all the forging, embellishments, and all the leather work. All of this is accomplished using only basic tools including a drill press, band saw, 2 belt grinders, and a buffer. This hunter is an impressive example of his work! It has been in a single private collection and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, Fuegen could have made it yesterday!
The blade is Larry's own hand forged damascus, combining carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. The deeply etched pattern is extremely engaging both from afar and when examined more closely. The full flat ground blade is razor sharp. An elegant Spanish notch makes resharpening the knife a breeze. Larry's mark is on the right side of the blade.
The wenge wood handle provides an exceptional grip. Polished stainless steel spacers surround a fluted copper spacer. The mild steel guard is antiqued, carved, and hand textured. A mild steel textured finial and copper spacer finishes the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, an exquisite tooled leather custom sheath (also made by Fuegen) is included. The pouch style sheath features lizard skin overlay.
Exceptional work throughout!

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