Swayback Skinner with Ringed Gidgee and Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Swayback Skinner with Ringed Gidgee and Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $420.00
Item num: 98372
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.20 in.
Total length: 5.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished RWL-34 premium stainless steel
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Stabilized ringed gidgee 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 5-1/4 inch blade is meticulously satin finished. It is formed from high performing RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL 34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is manufactured from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and resistance to chipping.
The handle is formed from ringed gidgee wood (Acacia cambagei). Gidgee is an exceptional wood for knife handles and is considered to be one of Australia's most beautiful timbers. It has tremendous stability even when exposed to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. It is among the densest woods in the world and has a beautiful curl similar to Hawaiian koa. A bronze guard is perfectly fit to blade and handle. Black fiber spacers surround a larger ancient mammoth ivory spacer, adding a nice contrast.
The knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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