Ironwood Hamon Fighter

Product Description for Ironwood Hamon Fighter

Maker: Gary Rodewald, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88333
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.65 in.
Total length: 11.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 7.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel guard
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Leather sheath by Gordon Kenley
Description: Journeyman Smith Gary Rodewald's knives are exceptional -- combining a classic sense of elegance with perfect implementation. This Ironwood Hamon Fighter is a perfect example of Rodewald's clean work.
The W2 carbon steel blade was forged to shape. Borrowing a technique from Japanese swords, prior to quenching, the spine was coated with clay. The resulting differential heat treatment line (known as a gunome hamon) travels across the blade in a gentle, undulating pattern. This technique results in a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. A distal taper ensures a perfect balance, while having a very strong blade.
The handle is formed from presentation grade desert ironwood(Olneya tesota). Ironwood is one of the most desirable materials to make a custom knife from. The dramatic, warm toned wood has elegant darker lines moving through the figure. Mosaic pins nicely highlight the warm toned, convoluted wood.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled leather sheath made by Godron Kenley is included.
Exceptional work throughout!

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