Mosaic Damascus Hunter with Box Elder Burl and Red Jasper

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Hunter with Box Elder Burl and Red Jasper

Maker: Mark Buzzell (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $425.00
Item num: 107439
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1095, 1080, O1, mild steel, and nickel
Bolster: Polished brass
Handle: Stabilized flame box elder burl with a red jasper spacer
Sheath: Pouch style brown leather custom sheath
Description: Mark Buzzell started making knives back in 2005 and was immediately hooked. In 2007 he took a trip to Australia to learn more about custom knifemaking and filework from Australian maker Darren Parker. Darren was instrumental in Mark's pursuit for knifemaking knowledge. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Mark could have made it yesterday!
The mosaic damascus blade was forged by Robert Calcinore from 1095, 1080, O1, mild steel, and nickel. The resulting multi-bar pattern is high contrast and extremely engaging. The billet was hand ground and heat treated by Mark. The spine is nicely fileworked by hand to provide a comfortable thumb purchase. Mark's maker mark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is a central column of premium flame box elder burl. Box elder is a highly prized wood used in woodworking and knifemaking. By using a stabilized wood, Mark ensures the handle will hold up well to humidity and temperature changes. The column is surrounded by a fileworked stainless spacer and a spacer made from red jasper. Alternating black fiber and brass spacers will help the handle adjust to humidity and temperature changes. The handle is finished with a polished brass guard and end cap.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled pouch style leather custom sheath made by Carl Thomas is included.
Great work throughout!

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