Hamon Fighter with Ebony

Product Description for Hamon Fighter with Ebony

Maker: Keith Fludder, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95118
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Antiqued mild steel with copper spacers
Handle: Carved ebony with a central mosaic pin
Sheath: Hand tooled pouch style leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Keith Fludder resides in New South Wales, Australia. He started making knives in 1989 is now a full time maker.
Keith's knives are works of art that excel in performance. This Hamon Fighter is a perfect example of his work. The clip point, recurve blade was forged closely to shape. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment results in a dramatic heat treatment line called a hamon. This undulating line is the transition between the soft, supportive spine, and the keen, long lasting edge. A long swedge brings weight out of the front of the blade. Filework along the spine provides a secure thumb purchase.
The ebony handle is carved to swell in the middle, move into a slimmer waist, and finish in the rounded beak. Copper in the central mosaic pin and the spacers brings in warmth.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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