Utility Kwaiken

Product Description for Utility Kwaiken

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85971
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.90 in.
Total length: 9.63 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 7.92 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.52 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Textured sterling silver
Handle: Blue/green dyed and stabilized maple
Sheath: Hand tooled traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: This kwaiken from Anders has a handle of maple that has been blue/green dyed and stabilized. When combined with the natural browns of the wood, this results in an exceptionally dramatic handle. The textured sterling silver fittings are reflected in the central pin. The blade is clay tempered using a traditional Japanese method that allows the steel to take a hard edge while maintaining the inherent resilience of the carbon steel along the spine. The result is a keen, easy to maintain edge on a blade that will stay strong. The resulting heat treatment line is extremely dramatic. The sheath matches perfectly with the green hues coming through the handle. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

Availability: Not currently available