Copper Damascus San Mai Kukri with Ironwood

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Product Description for Copper Damascus San Mai Kukri with Ironwood

Maker: Mark Mostert (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,200.00
Item num: 107471
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 12.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.25 in.
Total length: 17.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.46 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 22.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 36.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai damascus combining a 80CrV2 carbon steel core with stainless steel and copper damascus cladding
Bolster: Antiqued bronze front and rear bolsters
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Zipper case
Description: Mark Mostert is an exceptional bladesmtih from South Africa. He started making knives part time in 2019 and presented his work for the first time at the 2020 Brooklyn Knife Show in Pretoria, South Africa. From the start, damascus caught his eye and he began a never-ending quest for information surrounding damascus and forging. Mostert brings skills that are far beyond the limited number of years that he has been forging. His work is currently significantly underpriced and I look forward to him gaining a significant international reputation.
This Kukri is an impressive presentation. The Kukri, which was used in battle and the hunt by the Gurka people was worn proudly. They honor it as a special weapon which contains a spirit of its own.
The massive 12-1/4 inch blade is forged from Mostert's own san mai damascus, combining a core steel of high performance 80CrV2 with cladding made from stainless steel and copper. A fuller travels along the center of the blade. The spine is fully sharpened, allowing dramatic cutting power on a backswing. A convex cutting edge creates additional chip resistance. Despite its massive size, this knife feels nimble and easy to maneuver.
Arizona desert ironwood handle scales are set on the full tang using bronze pins. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is extremely dense and durable. In fact, it is so dense that if a piece is dropped in water it will sink! The scales are fit to antiqued bronze front and rear bolsters. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

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