Honyaki Hunter with Stag - Jack O'Lantern

Product Description for Honyaki Hunter with Stag - Jack O'Lantern

Maker: Cristian Silva (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $380.00
Item num: 108707
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel with a Japanese clay zone differential heat treatment
Bolster: Blackened steel
Handle: Stag inlaid with hand carved mammoth ivory jack-o'lanternl inlaid into the pommel
Sheath: Hand stitched black leather custom sheath
Description: We were pleased to meet Cristian Silva at Blade Show 2023. Cristian is a talented bladesmith from Buenos Aires, Argentina doing fantastic work with an high level of fit and finish. He has been a full time knifemaker since 2008. He is capable of creating many styles of knives, including high performance hunters and bowies, highly ornate daggers, and kitchen knives. His work is found in famous collections worldwide including the royal family of the United Arab Emirates. This hunter is an exceptional example of Silva's exemplary skill.
The blade is forged from 1095 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment. Borrowing from the world of Japanese swords, Silva coated the spine with clay prior to heat treatment. The clay acts as a heat sink, keeping the spine softer and supportive, while allowing the edge to be exceptionally hard. The undulating heat treatment line seen in the blade is called a hamon. Silva's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The stag handle has lots of natural texturing for excellent grip. A jack-o'lantern is meticulously hand carved by Silva from mammoth ivory and inlaid into the butt of the handle. The stag handle is heirloom fit to a blackened steel guard. A polished stainless spacer surrounded by blackened steel spacers finishes the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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