Blackwood and Wrought Iron Utility

Product Description for Blackwood and Wrought Iron Utility

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85393
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 7.04 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.44 oz.
Blade: Carbon steel recovered from an antique lumber saw blade
Bolster: 1850s era wrought iron fittings
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Hand sewn cowhide sheath
Description: This masterpiece by Raymond Richard has an ageless sense of grace that is rarely found in knives. The steel used for the blade was recovered from a turn of the century lumber mill saw blade. This type of steel was developed to withstand the heavy stresses of lumber mills. Raymond has antiqued the surface. A differential heat treatment assures that the spine is soft and resilient, whereas the edge is hard and will maintain a keen edge. The wrought iron for the fittings is forged from an 1850s era wagon wheel. The jet black African blackwood handle is nicely offset by the wrought iron. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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