Forged Bird and Trout with Yellow Mallee Burl

Product Description for Forged Bird and Trout with Yellow Mallee Burl

Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $325.00
Item num: 98368
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment (honyaki)
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Stabilized yellow mallee burl wood
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Bladesmith Kevin Slattery hails from Australia. I was very excited when Mastersmith Bill Burk introduced me to his work.
The 3-1/3 inch blade was closely forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. Kevin brought in a traditional Japanese heat treating technique called honyaki whereby the spine is coated in clay prior to quenching. The result is a more resilient spine with a keen, long lasting cutting edge. The undulating line travelling along the blade is called a gunome hamon. This technique has exceptional results and shows Kevin's skills at their best. The long slender blade is a perfect choice for a bird and trout knife.
The handle is formed from yellow mallee burl wood (Eucalyptus incrassata). This Australian wood is exceptionally hard and resilient. The beautifully figured light toned wood is immediately captivating. A bronze guard is perfectly fit to blade and handle. A black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity change.
The knife is accompanied by a tooled pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days