Frontier Camp Knife with Steller's Sea Cow and Wrought Iron

Product Description for Frontier Camp Knife with Steller's Sea Cow and Wrought Iron

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $725.00
Item num: 3801
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.23 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 11.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.12 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1065 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Wrought iron
Handle: Steller's sea cow rib bone
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: This camp knife is an exceptional example of Raymond Richard's work. It has an elegance and timeless sense to it that wouldn't be out of place by the side of an American pioneer, bravely breaking ground in a new land. It captures the spirit of a time gone by - yet has the excellence one expects from a contemporary knifemaker. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made in the spring of 2005. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances Raymond could have made it yesterday! This is Richard's work at its absolute best.
The 6-3/4 inch blade is hand forged 1065 carbon steel and features a differential heat treatment. A gently undulating line (called a hamon) travels along the blade. This shows the transition between the keen, hard cutting edge and the softer, supportive spine. An convex appleseed grind ensures a strong, durable cutting edge.
The handle combines Steller's Sea cow rib bone with antique wrought iron fittings. Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) is an extinct, large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea. It was discovered in the Commander Islands in 1741 by the German naturalist Georg Steller, who was traveling with the explorer Vitus Bering. Through an unfortunate combination of being slow, large, and very good tasting, by 1768, less than 30 years after it had been discovered, Steller's sea cow was extinct. The handle is nicely contoured to provide a secure, comfortable grip.
To keep the knife close at hand, a leather sheath made by Raymond is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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