Integral Hamon Hunter with Ram Horn

Product Description for Integral Hamon Hunter with Ram Horn

Maker: Shawn Ellis, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98910
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Integral W2 carbon steel
Handle: Ram horn set on an integral full tang
Sheath: Cross draw leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Shawn Ellis lives in the Ozarks -- an area well known for hunting and fishing. After searching for a knife that would perform well -- holding a keen, long lasting edge -- Sean realized that he had to learn how to forge and create his own knives. Shawn even competed in and won the Forged in Fire competition as seen on the History Channel.
Shawn began this integral hunter by hand forging the blade, bolster, and tang from a single piece of W2 carbon steel showing Shawn's skill at the forge. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment results in a dramatic heat treatment line called a hamon. This undulating line marks the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the keen, long lasting edge. The spine and choil have been rounded for a comfortable grip.
The scales are formed from ram's horn and secured to the integral tang using silver pins. The spine and tang have been distal tapered providing exceptional balance in hand. Turkey tracks have been carved into the spine in a playful motif.
Includes a cross draw leather sheath handmade by Shawn to keep the knife close at hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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