Damascus Camp Knife with Ringed Gidgee

Product Description for Damascus Camp Knife with Ringed Gidgee

Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96768
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 15.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 20.2 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel guard with a copper spacer
Handle: Stabilized ringed gidgee
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing hunting knife. Bruce has also become a personal friend of Mastersmith Bill Burke. Their friendship has been a boon for Barnett's heat treatment, design, and fit and finish. His work is truly exceptional!
This camp knife features a 9-1/2 inch blade forged to shape from Bruce's own damascus. The ladder patter is high controlled and show's Bruce's skill at the forge. By combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steel, Bruce ensures a keen, long lasting edge.
The handle is formed from presentation ringed gidgee. Gidgee is a member of the Acacia family (same family as koa). It grows in arid regions of Australia resulting in dense, hard wood like desert ironwood. The slow-growing gidgee may hang on for hundreds of years and produces one of Australia’s hardest and most durable timbers. The ringed wood nicely complements the laddered steel. A 416 stainless steel guard is precision fit to the blade and is followed by copper and black fiber spacers. This assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
Exceptional work throughout!

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