Bullnose Kwaiken

Product Description for Bullnose Kwaiken

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86231
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.13 in.
Total length: 10.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 8.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with a double hamon
Bolster: Textured copper
Handle: Stabilized and dyed box elder burl
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden. Anders uses a Japanese method of heat treating the blade where clay coats the spine, resulting in a differential heat treatment and the subsequent gently undulating quench line called a hamon. In this case, Anders has double quenched the knife, creating a primary and secondary gunome (repetitive wave pattern) hamon, showing off Ander's skill at its best. This method also creates a knife with superior edge-holding ability. The blade is 1050 carbon steel. The distinctive armor-piercing tip assures strength and longevity. The box elder burl wood handle is formed from a solid piece of wood and has a dramatic mix of salmon and gray colors. A textured copper pin and bolster nicely complement the dramatic handle. A traditional Swedish leather sheath with a single seam and belt loop holds this outstanding knife. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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