Product Description for Comet

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85000
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.12 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.29 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 10.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.28 oz.
Blade: Hand forged blade forged from a leaf spring from a 1964 Mercury Comet
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from 1800s anchor chain
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Hand sewn cowhide sheath by Sandy Morrisen
Description: Raymond Richard's designs have a timeless quality to them that stems from a family heritage of knifemaking and the inclusion of hard to find materials.
The blade of this drop point hunter was forged from a 1964 Mercury Comet leaf spring. Back in the day, leaf springs were made from L6 -- a steel that combines tremendous edge holding with "springy" flexibility. The carbon steel blade was satin finished and antiqued. The differential temper line is clearly visible on the blade, resulting in an edge that is extremely hard and will stay sharp through extended use, whereas the spine is softer and supportive.
The guard, butt, and ring are forged from wrought iron that was recovered from an 1850s era anchor chain. The wrought iron has a Damascene pattern and has been carved to perfection. A hammered finish continues the antiqued feel to the knife. Sambar stag antler forms the handle -- resulting in a very secure hand hold.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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