Oak, Ash and Brass

Product Description for Oak, Ash and Brass

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1502
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.37 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.32 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 35.80 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel blade with an exceptional hamon (heat treat line) resulting from the Japanese style tempering
Bolster: Brushed brass
Handle: Dyed, stabilized oak
Description: The blade of this kwaiken is clay tempered using a traditional Japanese technique that hardens the edge while maintaining resilience in the spine. The result is a blade that has spectacular edge retention and durability. It also produces a dramatic hamon (heat treat line), and this is one of the most interesting I've seen on one of Anders' blades. The guard is brushed brass with a bold finish that looks great against the handle. Anders chose dyed, stabilized oak for the handle. The green color compliments both the brass and the ash wood presentation box.

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