Meteorite Star

Product Description for Meteorite Star

Maker: James Luman (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 280
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 6.30 oz.
Blade: San Mai Damascus (1084, 15N20 and meteorite star shapes) forged around a 1084 carbon steel core
Bolster: Damascus forged from 1084 & 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized black walnut with damascus pins
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: This hunting knife was made by James R Luman in August 2000. It has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, Jim could have made it yesterday. Over the years, we sold a lot of Jim's knives and this was among my favorites.
The damascus blade is a complex pattern. Jim was way ahead of his time when it came for forging steel. The complex mosaic pattern was created by combining 1084 and 15N20 along with meteorite, which was used to form star shapes. This damascus was forged welded to a 1084 carbon steel core, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge.
Stabilized walnut handle scales were set on a full tang using hand turned damascus pins. The tang was fileworked then filled with epoxy for a dramatic appearance that is also easier to clean. Black and white fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity chanrges. A damascus guard brings weight to the center of the handle for a perfect balance.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout from one of the early pioneers on mosaic damascus.

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