Forged Fighter with Koa

Product Description for Forged Fighter with Koa

Maker: Gary Rodewald, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $675.00
Item num: 98900
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 13.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 18 oz.
Blade: Hand forged O1 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Stabilized koa wood handle
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: This is an elegant, hand forged fighter by Journeyman Smith Gary Rodewald. Gary is a sole authorship maker that resides in Montana and has been making knives since 1994. His passion as a bladesmith comes through in his elegant, thought out designs that are both highly functional and beautiful. This fighter is one of Gary's personal favorite designs!
The blade was forged to shape from O1 tool steel. This resilient steel will hold an exceptional edge while having good strength for chopping and heavier duty tasks. A false edge runs halfway up the blade and stops just short of being fully sharpened. The blade features an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish.
Stabilized koa wood scales are set to the full tang using two Corby style rivets and three pins. They are contoured to fill out the hand and provide a comfortable grip even during extended use. Stainless steel tubes in the front and rear of the handle allow for a forward lanyard to be added for extra retention.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled leather sheath is included.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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