Sitka Skinner

Product Description for Sitka Skinner

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3085
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.19 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 3.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.16 oz.
Blade: Etched shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Sitka stag crown
Sheath: Buckskin wrapped, hand stitched cowhide sheath
Description: This upswept hunter 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 1800s era anchor chain. Sitka stag crown forms the handle -- resulting in a very secure hand hold. The crown is finished off with a wrought iron butt cap and loop.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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