Axis Stag -- Best Handforged Knife -- OKCA 2004

Product Description for Axis Stag -- Best Handforged Knife -- OKCA 2004

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3089
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 7.76 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.68 oz.
Blade: Etched shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Axis stag crown
Sheath: Buckskin wrapped cowhide sheath
Description: Axis Stag won "Best Handforged Knife" at the 2004 Oregon Knife Collector's Association Show. This is a particularly big honor due to the incredible level of work at the show.
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. Axis stag crown forms the handle -- resulting in a very secure hand hole. The crown is finished off with a wrought iron butt cap and loop.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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