Blackwood and Wrought Iron

Product Description for Blackwood and Wrought Iron

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2691
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.16 in.
Total length: 6.62 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.57 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 2.96 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Bolster: 1850s era wrought iron fittings
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: African blackwood with 1850s era wrought iron fittings
Description: This masterpiece by Raymond Richard has an ageless sense of grace that is rarely found in knives. The shear steel used for the blade was recovered from a turn of the century circular lumber saw blade. This type of steel was developed to withstand the heavy stresses of lumber mills. Raymond has etched the surface, revealing the wootz-like grain structure. A differential heat treatment assures that the spine is soft and resilient, whereas the edge is hard and will maintain a keen edge. The wrought iron for the fittings is forged from an 1850s era wagon wheel. The dark African blackwood handle has a swirling grain structure. Raymond has set a magnet on the right side of the wooden sheath, which directs the blade perfectly into place and holds it securely for one of the most satisfying sheaths that I have encountered to date. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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