Hamon Camp

Product Description for Hamon Camp

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87502
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 15.56 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 24.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 30 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued and satin finished 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: Wrought iron recovered from an 1850s era buggy wheel
Handle: Stellar sea cow rib bone
Sheath: Handsewn cow hide
Description: Raymond Richard's designs have an enduring quality about them that comes from a family heritage of knifemaking. They also have a rare grace and beauty that is due in part to his use of unexpected materials.
The satin finish blade was forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel. A hand rubbed satin finish and antiquing result in an heirloom quality. The blade was heat treated using traditional Japanese technique. Prior to quenching, clay was set along the spine. This results in a softer, supportive spine, with a hard, keen, cutting edge. The resulting heat treatment line is called a hamon.
The S-guard and butt were forged from wrought iron that was recovered from a 1850s era buggy wheel. The wrought iron has a faint bluish hue from the polished forge finish. The handle is formed from stellar sea cow rib bone and curves comfortably in the hand, balancing the weight of the blade perfectly and has warm tones. Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) is an extinct, large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea. It was discovered in the Commander Islands in 1741 by the German naturalist Georg Steller, who was traveling with the explorer Vitus Bering. Through an unfortunate combination of being slow, large, and very good tasting, by 1768, less than 30 years after it had been discovered, Steller's sea cow was extinct.
Excellent fit and finish throughout. This large camp knife is accompanied by a hand sewn cowhide sheath.

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