Maple Burl Kwaikan

Product Description for Maple Burl Kwaikan

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85018
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 9.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.76 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 high carbon steel, for a ultra hard edge and softer, stronger center
Bolster: Bronze fittings
Handle: Figured maple
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders performed a traditional Japanese clay tempering on this blade, resulting in a unique temper line (hamon). The turned back hamon at the spine is particularly challenging (and appealing) and shows tremendous control over the process. As a result of this technique, the center of the blade is soft and resilient, whereas edge is very hard and will hold an exceptional edge.
The highly figured handle is formed from maple. The warm tones in the handle nicely compliment the textured bronze guard and mosaic pin. Anders' attention to detail is complete, and his fit and finish is exceptional.

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