Product Description for Caribowie

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3795
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.67 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Item weight: 20.64 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.92 oz.
Blade: Steel recovered from a 1959 Nash Metro leaf spring
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Caribou
Sheath: Handsewn buckskin and 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.
The antiqued blade was forged to shape from a 1959 Nash Metro leaf spring. Back in the day, leaf springs were made from L6 -- a steel that combines tremendous edge holding with "springy" flexibility. The carbon steel blade was satin finished and antiqued.
The S-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 carved to perfection. A hammered finish continues the antiqued feel to the knife. The caribou handle is comfortable in the hand and has warm tones.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
This knife was featured on page 104 of the September 2006 issue of Blade Magazine and on page 69 of Knives 2007.

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