Two Faced Kwaiken

Product Description for Two Faced Kwaiken

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 320
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Item weight: 8.60 oz.
Blade: 1050 carbon steel with tradition Japanese clay temper line (hamon)
Bolster: Solid sterling silver with texture, handfitted to handle -- no milling machines used here!
Handle: Stabilized black ash burl
Description: The traditional Japanese clay temper line called a hamon shows the differential heat treat used to create this knife. This shows that the edge is especially hard and the spine is softer, making a knife that will be sturdy and keep its edge especially well. This knife has been flat ground on one side, and shinogi-ji on the other. This grind is extremely difficult since both sides must meet in a symmetrical tip and a perfectly straight edge. Both the grind and the hamon and beautifully performed. The sterling silver handle pin has been textured to match the bolster. As good as it gets!

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