Nesmuk with Spalted Alder

Product Description for Nesmuk with Spalted Alder

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91908
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.90 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 11.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.3 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued saw steel
Bolster: Antiqued wrought iron fittings
Handle: stabilized spalted alder wood
Sheath: Hand stitched pouch style cowhide sheath
Description: Explorer George Washington Sears, who was born in 1821, lived with Nipmuc Indians and learned skills of wilderness living. He is best known for his writings under the pen name of "Nessmuk", which dated from 1880 - 1890. During this time, he developed the knife pattern which would later bear his name. This pattern is believed by many woodsman to be the perfect knife, even today. The deep belly allows it to be an excellent skinning knife, with the weight brought toward the tip.
The blade was forged to shape from a worn out lumber mill saw blade. A distal taper ensures optimal balance. The carved spalted alder wood handle is very comfortable and provides a sure grip. The guard and pommel are wrought iron forged from an 1800s era anchor chain. All has been antiqued for a timeless appearance and feel. The knife is accompanied by a cowhide pouch style sheath. Excellent work throughout!

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