Maple Burl and Walnut Wharncliffe Bowie

Product Description for Maple Burl and Walnut Wharncliffe Bowie

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85939
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.37 in.
Total length: 14.37 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 9.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.88 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Maple burl and walnut
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.
This wharncliffe style 'bowie' was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and collectors to be among the best -- if not the best -- carbon steels for edge holding. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality.
The handle is formed from walnut and maple burl. The dark tones in the walnut nicely highlight lighter tones in 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. The knife is accompanied by a walnut presentation stand. Exceptional work throughout.

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