Warthog Utility - Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Product Description for Warthog Utility - Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84472
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 3.52 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Carved and textured brass
Handle: Warthog tusk
Sheath: Tooled pouch style leather sheath
Description: This exceptional hunter has been in a single collection since it was first made by Kevin in 2001. It has been meticulously cared for.
When an apprentice smith tests for journeyman, he makes five knives that are judged based on fit and finish by a panel of mastersmiths. Generally, these are among the five best knives that the smith has made to date and are among the most collectable knives of the maker's career.
The upswept blade and tang are both distal tapered for optimal balance. Brass bolsters have been dovetailed to warthog tusk scales for a perfect fit. The warthog tusk has the outer texture, resulting in a uniquely South African appearance. Exceptional work throughout!

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