Blackwood and Wrought Iron Utility

Product Description for Blackwood and Wrought Iron Utility

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2786
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.07 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 7.52 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.36 oz.
Blade: Shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Bolster: 1850s era wrought iron fittings
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Hand sewn leather sheath
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. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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