Luiperd (Utility/Hunter) with Kierieklapper Wood

Product Description for Luiperd (Utility/Hunter) with Kierieklapper Wood

Maker: Jan Wahl (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $360.00
Item num: 96818
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, satin finished Bohler N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Textured 304 stainless steel
Handle: Carved kierieklapper wood
Sheath: Vegetable tanned leather sheath
Description: South African knifemaker, Jan Wahl, is a maker to watch. He became a full time knife maker in 2009 and joined the South African Knife Makers Guild in 2012. Jan has excellent attention to detail.
The small drop point blade is made from satin finished N690 stainless steel. N690 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. The spine has been nicely rounded for comfort.
Kierieklapper wood scales are set on a distal tapered full tang. Kierieklapper (Combretum hereroense), also known as russet bushwillow is a small tree found in eastern Africa. The convoluted figure of the wood is quite captivating! The stainless steel bolster is nicely dovetailed to the scales, ensuring a perfect fit. The handle is nicely carved to swell in the middle and end for a perfect grip. This is a knife you won't want to put down.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched vegetable tanned leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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