Integral Field Knife with Carved Moose Antler

Product Description for Integral Field Knife with Carved Moose Antler

Maker: Ed Halligan (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 107302
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.80 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.8 oz.
Blade: 5160 carbon steel forged from a round bar
Bolster: Integral carbon steel
Handle: Carved moose antler
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Ed Halligan was an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-57 and worked for Delta for 37 years. Ed founded Halligan and Son Knives in 1985. In 1990, he became a member of the International Knifemaker’s Guild and the American Bladesmiths Society in 1992. In 1996 he received the Mastersmith rating in the American Bladesmith Society and was the recipient of the B.R. Hughes award for Best Knife by a Mastersmith. Unfortunately Ed passed away in 2014. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in near-mint condition and by all appearances, Ed could have made it yesterday!
The blade was forged from 5160 carbon steel round bar and features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish. The spine is fileworked into an arrow for decoration. The blade is flat ground with a razor sharp cutting edge. Ed's touchmark is on the left side of the blade. The bolster is integral to the blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is moose antler, with the end carved into a bison head. The carving is exceptionally well done and provides a fantastic grip. The downturned handle is extremely comfortable and fills your hand well. A black fiber spacer separates the handle and integral bolster.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched pouch style leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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