"From the Forest" Kwaiken

Product Description for "From the Forest" Kwaiken

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1578
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Blackened copper with brass spacer
Handle: Premium box elder burl
Description: This kwaiken from Anders has a handle of box elder burl that has been dyed with blues and greens, which, when combined with the natural browns of the wood, gives the piece its name, "From the Forest". The handle is one of the most spectacular pieces that I have yet seen. The blackened copper guard echos the pattern and coloration of the box elder and creates an overall harmony accented by the polished brass spacer. The blade is clay tempered using a traditional Japanese method that allows the steel to take a hard edge while maintaining the inherent resilience of the carbon steel along the spine. The result is a keen, easy to maintain edge on a blade that will stay strong.

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