Recurve Fighter with Ironwood, African Blackwood and Maple Burl

Product Description for Recurve Fighter with Ironwood, African Blackwood and Maple Burl

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90711
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.50 in.
Total length: 16.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 16.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.25 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus blade surrounding a 52100 carbon steel core
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel guard
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood, African blackwood and maple burl
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Michael Rader has a style all of his own. His work combines an aesthetic drawn from Medieval and Far East influences. This dramatic recurve fighter was made by Michael prior to becoming a journeyman. It has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. It is in mint condition and has never been used to cut.
The long recurve blade is weighted for chopping. Michael forged a 52100 carbon steel core and surrounded this with bold layers of damascus forged from 5160, L6 and 15N20 carbon steels. Many knifemakers and collectors feel that 52100 is among the best performing steels currently used for making knives. The 100 layer random pattern immediately draws attention. The recurve shape makes it an exceptional chopper with a swing similar to that of a kukri.
The handle is combines Arizona desert ironwood with maple burl and African blackwood accents. The woods are meticulously combined with the seams nearly beyond perception. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
This Recurve Fighter is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath, also made by Michael.
Exceptional work throughout.

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