Product Description for Rain-Mystic

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84484
Blade length: 9.65 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 10.25 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.4 oz.
Blade: 120 layer twisted and re-layered Damascus forged by Michael from 52100, 15N20 and 8660 carbon steels
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Curly maple with walnut accents
Description: This exceptional tanto combines Japanese and American techniques to create a knife with tremendous impact. Michael Rader has a style all of his own. His work combines an aesthetic drawn from Medieval and Far East influences. This exceptional knife was made by Michael while he was a Journeyman Smith. It has been in a single collection and has been meticulously cared for. It is in new condition.
Michael forged the blade from three separate carbon steels -- 52100, 15N20, and 8660. The resulting pattern was formed by twisting and re-layering the steels. By forging the blade to shape, Michael has ensured exceptional strength and beauty. A mar quench, cryogenic heat treatment, and triple temper result in optimal edge retention.
The handle is formed from stabilized curly maple with black walnut accents. The walnut is also reflected in the sculpted presentation stand. A damascus plaque on the stand bear's Rader's mark. Michael's superior woodworking is a hallmark of his style. The woods are meticulously combined in complex arches -- with the seams nearly beyond perception. Exceptional work throughout.

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