Carbon River Damascus Fighter

Product Description for Carbon River Damascus Fighter

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86575
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 7.76 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.44 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 15N20 and 8660 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with brass and G10 spacers
Handle: Stabilized maple burl with curly maple accents
Sheath: Tooled pouch style leather sheath by Michael
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 integral damascus fighting knife was hand forged from Michael's own damascus. The bold random pattern is immediately captivating both from a distance and up close.
The damascus bolster is also integral -- a technique that is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. The resulting knife is extremely durable and dramatic. The handle is formed from maple burl with curly maple accents. The woods are meticulously combined in a complex arch -- with the seams nearly beyond perception. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. Alternating spacers are formed from brass, red and blue fiber. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. The knife is accompanied by a pouch style, hand stitched and tooled leather sheath. Exceptional work throughout.

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