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Product Description for 1959

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3799
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.49 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.88 oz.
Blade: Steel recovered from a 1959 Nash Metro leaf spring
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Claro walnut
Sheath: Handsewn 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 blade of this upswept knife was forged 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 differential temper line is clearly visible on the blade, resulting in an edge that is extremely hard and will stay sharp through extended use, whereas the spine is softer and supportive.
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 carved to perfection. A hammered finish continues the antiqued feel to the knife. The claro walnut handle is comfortable in the hand and has warm tones and a nice grain structure.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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