Shear Steel Upswept Caping Knife

Product Description for Shear Steel Upswept Caping Knife

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3086
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.26 in.
Total length: 5.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 1.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.88 oz.
Blade: Etched shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Handle: Elk stag tip with blackwood ferrule and butt cap
Sheath: Hand stitched cowhide sheath
Description: This upswept caping knife 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 small size of the blade allows for precision work required in caping. The handle is formed from the tip of an elk antler. The front and back have been finished off with African blackwood and a loop. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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