Kwaiken with Spalted Swedish Birch

Product Description for Kwaiken with Spalted Swedish Birch

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91973
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 6.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.5 oz.
Blade: Differentially tempered 1050 carbon steel
Bolster: Copper
Handle: Spalted Swedish birch, collected, cut, and selected by Anders
Sheath: Black 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 blade is 1050 carbon steel with a distinctive armor-piercing tip.
The handle is formed from a solid piece of stabilized spalted birch. The dramatic wood has swirling figures combining stark contrasts. The wood for the knife was collected, cut and selected by Anders -- talk about sole authorship! The bolster and pins are copper and provide an excellent complement to the wood.
A traditional Swedish leather sheath with a single seam and belt loop holds this outstanding knife.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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