Tiger Maple Hunter (Mastersmith Test Knife)

Product Description for Tiger Maple Hunter (Mastersmith Test Knife)

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2396
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.6 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 1070 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Nickel silver guard and thong tube
Handle: Tiger maple with mosaic pin
Sheath: Brown cowhide sheath
Description: Coming back from the Blade show with mastersmith test knives is one of my great highlights of the year. In 2003, nine new mastersmiths joined the ranks. Five knives were made by each applicant that are the height of their work. These knives were judged by ABS Mastersmiths on fit and finish, as well as general artistry. The standards are exacting. This hunter was one of the five knives that Kevin selected as the best of his work for judging by the masters. Kevin and Heather Harvey became the first husband and wife team of ABS Mastersmiths. Not only this, but Kevin was also awarded the Antique Bowie Association Award (for best reproduction bowie presented by a mastersmith) and the BR Hughes Award (for the best knife presented by a Mastersmith applicant).
As you would expect, the fit and finish of this inspiring Bowie are exceptional. The distal tapered spine has been slightly rounded for a comfortable feel. The balance in the hand is spectacular. Red and white spacer material allows the handle to adjust to differences in temperature and humidity. The tiger maple handle has excellent swirling grain structure.
Accompanied by certificate from the maker.

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