Utilitarian: San Mai Belt Knife with Ironwood

Product Description for Utilitarian: San Mai Belt Knife with Ironwood

Maker: Mariano Yannoni (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $550.00
Item num: 108904
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.45 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.20 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.34 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.6 oz.
Blade: San mai - 1095 carbon steel surrounded by protective 420 stainless steel
Bolster: Antiqued brass
Handle: Ironwood with carbon fiber and nickel silver spacers
Sheath: Hand tooled, hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Argentinian knifemaker Mariano Yannoni is creating some spectacular knives. Born in 1974, Mariano is proud to belong to a generation that has brought back custom knifemaking to his country. Mariano studies under renowned master knifemaker Miguel Ángel Gugliotta. Yannoni's knives are expertly made and show a tremendous level of craftsmanship. He brings his skills to knives designed for the outdoors, daily carry, and the kitchen.
This belt knife features a hand forged blade combining a high performance 1095 carbon steel core with 420 stainless steel sides. A forge finish at the top of the blade and the dramatic transition line between the two steels makes this blade a real head turner. A high flat grind ensures this utility knife makes a particularly effective cut. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend oiling the blade after use with camellia oil.
The handle is a beautiful section of Arizona desert ironwood. 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 among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. This dense wood is both dramatic and has tremendous stability. The handle was stippled by hand, providing an extremely comfortable and slip-resistant grip. Alternating stacked spacers made from nickel silver and carbon fiber will help the natural wood adjust to humidity and temperature changes. An antiqued brass bolster finishes the handle.
This knife is accompanied by a custom, hand stitched leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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