Old Hickory

Product Description for Old Hickory

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87082
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 14.20 in.
Total length: 20.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 20.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 28 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1084 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Forged iron fittings
Handle: Curly hickory
Sheath: Brown cowhide sheath
Description: Old Hickory is among Raymond Richard's masterpieces to date. This large Bowie is nearly a sword when wielded in the hand.
The large blade has a graceful false edge that moves along the spine. This pulls the weight out of the blade and creates an aggressive point on a knife that is far easier to maneuver than its size would suggest. An appleseed grind ensures a very strong edge. The blade was differentially heat treated using a traditional Japanese technique. Prior to quenching, the spine was coated with clay. This results in a soft, supportive spine, with a keen, long lasting edge. The undulating heat treatment line is called a hamon.
The S-guard and other fittings are hand forged from antiqued iron. The antiqued handle is formed from an exceptional piece of very rare curly hickory. A slight downward curve to the handle makes it extremely comfortable and secure in the hand. Excellent fit and finish throughout with a great balance.

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