Large Stag Nessmuk

Product Description for Large Stag Nessmuk

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3793
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.62 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 15.52 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.56 oz.
Blade: Antiqued and hand forged 1959 Nash Metro leaf spring
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Stag
Sheath: Buckskin wrapped cowhide sheath
Description: Raymond Richard's designs have a timeless grace about them that comes from a family heritage of knifemaking and the inclusion of hard to find materials from the past.
Explorer George Washington Sears, who was born in 1821, lived with Nipmuc Indians and learned skills of wilderness living. He is best known for his writings under the pen name of "Nessmuk", which dated from 1880 - 1890. During this time, he developed the knife pattern which would later bear his name. This pattern is believed by many woodsman to be the perfect knife, even today. The deep belly allows it to be an excellent skinning knife, with the weight brought toward the tip.
The blade was forged from a 1959 Nash Metro leaf spring. The spring steel holds up exceptionally under use. The blade has been antiqued and shows a clear differential temper line, resulting in an edge that is extremely hard and will stay sharp through extended use.
The guard and butt are forged from wrought iron that was recovered from an 1850s era anchor chain. The wrought iron has a Damascene pattern and has been sculpted to perfection. A hammered finish continues the antiqued feel to the knife. The stag handle results is a sure grip. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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