Utility with Red Bushwillow - O1 Carbon

Product Description for Utility with Red Bushwillow - O1 Carbon

Maker: Rucus Coetzee (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $315.00
Item num: 108553
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.15 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged O1 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Antiqued brass
Handle: Red bushwillow
Sheath: Tooled brown leather sheath
Description: Rucus Coetzee began making knives in 2010 when he started working at Heavin Forge under ABS Mastersmiths Kevin Harvey and Heather Harvey. He began forging blades immediately and joined the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern African in September of 2011 (making him -- at the age of 20 -- the youngest member -- an honor previously held by Kevin Harvey). In 2013, he started his own workshop and began creating many different styles of knives and blades from hunting knives to kitchen knives, though Rucus' interest in bladesmithing comes from his love for history and historical weapons. He spends a lot of time researching these weapons, then creates one of his own. They are never 100% copies of originals. Instead, he tries to introduce his own style into the historically inspired piece.
This Utility Knife is hand forged O1 carbon steel and features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish. O1 carbon steel is an exceptional hard use tool steel that combines edge holding with chip resistance. The spine is nicely rounded for comfort. Coetzee's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is South African red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum). It has great figure and a nice warm, dark tone. The handle is fit perfectly to textured and antiqued front and rear brass guards. Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled brown leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days