Black Ash Damascus Hunter

Product Description for Black Ash Damascus Hunter

Maker: Audra Draper, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2169
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: 320 layer random pattern Damascus forged from 1084 & 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Stabilized black ash burl with mosaic pins
Sheath: Leather by Audra Draper
Description: I was very excited to come across this rare find. This piece has been held in a single collection and is in new condition. The maker's mark, which hand written "Audra M.S." was only used by her for one month following her mastersmith's test in June 2000. Shortly thereafter, she replaced her handwritten mark with a stamp. There were very few knives made with this mark.
The fit and finish throughout this piece are excellent and clearly show why she was welcomed as the first female mastersmith. Great feel in the hand. The spine has been rounded for a very comfortable hold and the blade is distal tapered for excellent balance.

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