Rifleman's Knife and Axe Set

Product Description for Rifleman's Knife and Axe Set

Maker: Joseph Szilaski (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94698
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Item weight: 18.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 35.8 oz.
Blade: Gun blued, differentially heat treated W2 carbon steel
Handle: Gunstock grade curly maple
Sheath: 9 oz period style frontier sheath with beadwork decoration
Description: Mastersmith Joseph Szilaski's work is in a league of its own. His skills in metal working began as a teenager in Europe where he worked as a blacksmith's apprentice, making knives and cleavers for the local butchers. Over the years, he has also worked as an ornamental ironworker, and in an art foundry creating details in the fine art and sculptures made there.
This Rifleman's Knife and Axe Set features a matching hunting knife and axe. The blades of both pieces were hand forged from W2 carbon steel and differentially heat treated and triple quenched. While clearly and deservedly art, Joseph emphasizes that these are fully functional working pieces and will perform extremely well for the tasks for which they are intended.
The axe head is meticulously engraved on both sides, on the hammer poll, and on the top, where it is secured with a custom screw. Both the cutting edge and the hammer poll are fully hardened. A collar formed from Sterling silver is also meticulously engraved.
The gunstock grade curly maple haft is carved for a comfortable grip both chocking up for detail work and held at the end for a strong blow. Checking is detailed with sterling silver pins. The have culminates in a fiddler's scroll.
The matching knife features engraving on both sides of the ricasso. A Sterling silver ferrule is also engraved. The handle features matching curly maple which has been meticulously carved and culminates in a fiddler's scroll.
The set is accompanied by a period style leather sheath that holds both the knife and axe. The sheath is decorated with period style beadwork.
The clip point hunter has a 4-1/4 inch blade and an overall length of 8-3/4 inches. The blade is 1.05 inches tall and is distal tapered, beginning at .17" at the ricasso, and thinning to approximately 05". On its own, the knife weights 4 oz.
The axe has an overall length of 10-3/4 inches and a cutting edge of 2-3/4 inches. The head measures 5 inches from cutting edge to the end of the poll.

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