Leopardwood Burl Kiridashi

Product Description for Leopardwood Burl Kiridashi

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90265
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with a double hamon
Bolster: Textured and antiqued bronze
Handle: Leopardwood burl with a textured brushed bronze pin
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Anders Hogstrom specializes in combining traditional Japanese techniques with those of his native Sweden. Anders used a Japanese method of heat treating the blade where clay coats the spine, resulting in a differential heat treatment and the subsequent gently undulating quench line called a hamon. This method ensures a durable knife with superior edge-holding.
The handle is formed from a solid piece of leopardwood burl (Flindersia maculosa (Family Rutaceae)). This rare Australian wood is found in inland New South Wales and extends into central Queensland. It has one of the most captivating figures of any wood that I have encountered. The furniture throughout is textured and antiqued bronze. A traditional Swedish leather sheath with a single seam and belt loop holds this outstanding knife. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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