Jigged Bone Journeyman (Journeyman Test Knife)

Product Description for Jigged Bone Journeyman (Journeyman Test Knife)

Maker: Don Bell, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 4314
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.88 oz.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel -- forged to shape and hand satin finished
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Amber jigged bone
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Each year, at Blade Show, bladesmiths test to join the ranks of journeymen and masters. Five knives are made by each applicant that are the height of their work at the time. These knives are judged by ABS Mastersmiths on fit and finish, as well as general artistry. Each must be forged to shape from carbon steel. The standards are exacting. With this exceptional folder, Don Bell gained the ranks of ABS Journeyman Smith at the 2005 Blade Show. It is rare to find folders used for the journeyman smith test, due to the complexities of implementation. Don has executed this one perfectly!
The 52100 carbon steel blade -- famed for its edge holding -- was hand forged to shape and satin finished. The 1095 carbon steel backbar has been fileworked in a dramatic pattern and heat blued to a deep blue. Heat colored 15N20 carbon steel liners have also been fileworked and show off purple/bronze tones. Brass bolsters are dovetailed to amber jigged bone scales for a perfect fit. The bone provides a sure grip with a very durable material. Silky smooth action with a perfectly centered blade. Easily opened using the citrine thumb stud.

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