San Mai Wharncliffe

Product Description for San Mai Wharncliffe

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84802
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 6.24 oz.
Blade: Hand forged Damascus san mai incorporating carbon steels
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Maple burl with walnut accents
Description: Michael, who was honored as a Journeyman Smith in June 2006 has a style all of his own. His work combines an aesthetic drawn from Medieval and Far East influences.
The wharncliffe style blade was forged to shape using a san mai technique. Damascus steel forged in a complex random pattern incorporates 15N20 8660 and 5160 carbon steels. A 52100 carbon steel core results in exceptional cutting ability. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and collectors to be among the best -- if not the best -- carbon steel for edge holding.
The handle is formed from walnut and maple burl. The dark tones in the walnut nicely highlight the swirling texture of the maple. 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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