Damascus Hunter with Curly Maple

Product Description for Damascus Hunter with Curly Maple

Maker: Viktor De Bonte (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 110119
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 12 oz.
Blade: Laddered damascus hand forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus ferrule forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized curly maple
Sheath: Kydex sheath with low profile ULTI Clip
Description: This exceptional hunting knife was custom made by Seattle bladesmith Viktor De Bonte. At just 10 years old, Viktor (b. 2007) began forging while volunteering at a local renaissance fair, where he was taught the basics of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Over the next five years, he built up his own shop and skills with the help of the internet and many local makers, all of whom contributed greatly to his learning of this craft. In 2022, De Bonte travelled to Colorado to take the ABS Introduction to Bladesmith Class through Kilroy's Workship, under the tutelage of Mastersmith James Rodebaugh. Upon returning to Washington State, De Bonte took a private class with Mastersmith David Lisch. Both Lisch and Rodebaugh continue to be great inspirations and resources for De Bonte to this day. Currently, this 17-year-old knifemaker works out of his home workshop and takes great pride in every knife he creates. Given the level of work, it is perhaps no surprise that he won 2nd place in the 2022 Fall Fantasy Knife Building Challenge and 3rd place in the Spring 2022 Dagger Building Challenge run by Tyrell Knifeworks.
De Bonte began forging the blade from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The ladered damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge.
The handle is presentation grade stabilized curly maple. The tight curl immediately grabs attention and has excellent chatoyancy. The handle is nicely hand sculpted for a secure, comfortable grip. A damascus ferrule at the front of the handle is heirloom fit. Showing tremendous attention to detail, the ferrule was hollowed out, to maintain the knife's nimble balance.
The knife is accompanied by a custom made Kydex sheath with a low profile ULTI Clip for easy carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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