Integral Damascus Recurve Camp

Product Description for Integral Damascus Recurve Camp

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87019
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.25 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 15.45 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.9 oz.
Blade: 350 layer Damascus hand forged from 15N20, 1086, and 8660 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with copper and fiber spacers
Handle: Stabilized exhibition grade koa wood with box elder burl accents
Sheath: Tooled pouch 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 camp knife was hand forged from Michael's own damascus. The 300 layer damascus incorporates both bold and detailed patterns throughout the blade. This makes the steel immediately captivating from a distance and fascinating from 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 exhibition grade curly koa with box elder burl accents. The woods are meticulously combined 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 copper and black G10. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. It is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath. Exceptional work throughout.

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