Hamon Hunter with Box Elder

Product Description for Hamon Hunter with Box Elder

Maker: Keith Fludder, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95120
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Carved, stabilized box elder burl with a hand domed pin
Sheath: Hand tooled 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 Hunter is a perfect example of his work. The drop 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. Filework along the spine provides a secure thumb purchase.
The presentation grade box elder burl handle is carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and swell again at the rounded beak. Black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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