Osage Hamon Fighter

Product Description for Osage Hamon Fighter

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89756
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.20 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 12.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: W2 carbon steel with a Japanese clay zone differential heat treatment
Bolster: Antique wrought iron fittings
Handle: Osage orange wood with an African blackwood spacer
Sheath: Two ply, wet formed, hand stitched cowhide sheath
Description: This large fighter by Raymond Richard has an ageless sense of grace that is rarely found in knives by other makers.
The long blade features a hamon, or differential heat treatment line. Prior to heating and quenching, the blade's spine is coated in layers of clay to insulate it. This results in a soft, supportive spine, with a keen, long lasting edge. The gently undulating heat treatment line is a style called a gunome hamon.
Both the guard and pommel are formed from antique wrought iron forged from an 1800s era anchor chain. The handle is formed from a solid piece of osage orange wood with an African blackwood spacer. Accompanied by a two ply, wet formed, hand stitched cowhide sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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