Turkish Twist Hunter with Ebony

Product Description for Turkish Twist Hunter with Ebony

Maker: Dionatam Franco, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98381
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.8 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar Turkish Twist damascus forged to shape from carbon steels
Bolster: Twist pattern damascus
Handle: Contoured ebony
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Dionatam Franco hails from Brazil. His skill in the forge is only matched with his tremendous attention to detail. He was honored as a master smith at the 2018 Blade Show in Atlanta, and received the BR Hughes Award for the best knife submitted by a master smith candidate.
The drop point hunter was completed just before his master smith testing. The blade is created from some of the most dramatic mosaic damascus I have ever encountered. The Turkish Twist pattern damascus combines six separate bars of twisted steel. There is absolutely zero distortion in the complex pattern. As shown in the damascus pattern, the bars were forged together to the exact shape of the blade, rather than being forged into a bar of steel and ground to shape. There are very few bladesmiths with the skills to forge this complex blade.
The handle is formed from presentation grade, jet black ebony wood. The handle is carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and swell again at the end of the handle. A mosaic pin sets the handle in place. The guard is formed from matching damascus.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled pouch style leather sheath.
Absolutely exceptional work throughout.

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