Hunter with Carved Ironwood

Product Description for Hunter with Carved Ironwood

Maker: Ed Caffrey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93613
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment and hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Copper bolster with stainless spacer
Handle: Carved and textured presentation grade ironwood
Sheath: Textured leather sheath
Description: This exceptional hunter is the creation of Mastersmith Ed Caffrey. The blade is forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel and was given a differential heat treatment. 52100 is the high performance steel made famous by Mastersmith Ed Fowler. It has a spectacular 'toothy' edge that is razor sharp and holds on to it for an amazing length of time. A distal taper results in an aggressive point and excellent balance. A clear differential heat treatment line travels along the blade showing the transition between the hard edge steel and the softer, supportive spine.
The blade meets perfectly up to the copper guard. A stainless spacer adds nice contrast. The handle has been carved from a single piece of presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood. Carving throughout, the handle lends tremendous visual and tactile appeal.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath. Texturing on the sheath nicely complements the work done on the handle. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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