Redwood Kwaiken

Product Description for Redwood Kwaiken

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87387
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 9.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 8.65 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.25 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Textured and antiqued copper
Handle: Stabilized exhibition grade redwood burl
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden. Anders used a traditional Japanese method of heat treating a blade that involves coating the spine of the knife in clay, resulting in the dramatic hamon (temper line) as well as creating a knife with superior edge-holding ability.
The blade shape is heavily influenced by the Japanese tanto, with its straight edge and sudden up-turn. The gunome (repetitive wave pattern) hamon is particularly well developed and shows off Ander's skill at its best. An armor piercing tip adds tremendous interest. The handle is formed from stabilized redwood burl. The fit between blade and copper bolster is seamless, as is the fit between handle and bolster. Accompanied by hand sewn traditional Swedish leather sheath. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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