Osage and Iron Hunter

Product Description for Osage and Iron Hunter

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2753
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 6.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: 1065 carbon steel with a strong differential heat treatment line
Bolster: Front and rear fittings are forged from wrought iron recovered from an 1800's wagon wheel
Handle: Osage orange wood with a blackwood spacer
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: Raymond Richard's designs have a timeless grace about them that comes from a family heritage of knifemaking. The upswept blade on this hunter is hand forged from 1065 carbon steel and shows a differential temper. Steels such as 1050 and 1065 will show the most dramatic differential heat treatment and so are often a prime choice for makers looking for this effect. The result is an edge that is extremely hard and will have truly exceptional edge retention, whereas the spine is softer and supportive. A distal taper assures that the weight is pulled back out of the handle. Slight hammer marks are left on the blade for an antique appearance.
The sculpted fittings are forged from wrought iron recovered from an 1850s era wagon wheel. It meets neatly up with the African blackwood spacer. The handle is formed from osage orange, with a nice bold figure.
An excellent hunter that will feel as comfortable out in the field as in a collection!

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