Damascus Drop Point Hunter with Spalted Maple Burl

Product Description for Damascus Drop Point Hunter with Spalted Maple Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 109782
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.07 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: Fine Twist pattern Damascus hand forged from 15N20 and 1090 carbon steels
Bolster: Fire blacked mild steel with damascus and fileworked nickel silver spacers
Handle: Hand contoured, stabilized spalted maple burl
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather custom sheath
Description: Getting to visit with bladesmith Stuart Smith is a real highlight of my trips to South Africa. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became a Journeyman Smith in June 2019.
The Fine Twist damascus blade was hand forged from 15N20 and 1090 carbon steels for excellent edge retention. A deep etch provides a high contrast that will have you staring at the pattern for hours. Stuart's J.S. mark is on the left side of the blade and his touchmark is on the right.
The handle begins with a gire blacked mild steel oval guard. Damascus spacers surround a hand fileworked nickel silver spacer. The handle is contoured from presentation grade dyed and stabilized spalted maple burl. A mixture of hand rubbed tung oil and Danish oil provides a silky smooth, timeless finish.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather custom sheath made by Michelle, Stuart's wife.
Exceptional work throughout!

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