Twisted Damascus Belt Knife with Mammoth Ivory and Hippo Tooth

Product Description for Twisted Damascus Belt Knife with Mammoth Ivory and Hippo Tooth

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 98955
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern damascus hand forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Antique wrought iron
Handle: Hippo tooth with a mammoth ivory spacer
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Aaron Wilburn became a journeyman smith in June of 2009 and a master smith in 2013. He has an incredible control over damascus that few others can replicate. Aaron creates serious knives for some of the most avid collectors and knife enthusiasts. This belt knife will be as comfortable being used out in the field as it would in any collection! This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made in 2018. It is in new condition and by all appearances, it could have been made yesterday!
The 5" blade is forged to shape using Aaron's own Twist pattern damascus. The dense pattern is highly fascinating both from afar and upon closer examination. The spine and ricasso are rounded for comfort during extended use. The extended ricasso allows you to choke up on the blade for more accurate cutting tasks. Aaron's touchmark is on the left side of the ricasso and his M.S. mark on the right side.
The handle combines a large hippo tooth, left almost entirely in the natural shape, with a spacer formed from woolly mammoth ivory. The tones of the hippo tooth nicely complement the mammoth ivory spacer. The spacer is surrounded by alternating nickel silver and red fiber spacers. The handle is finished with a guard formed from antique wrought iron.
A pouch style leather custom sheath made by Aaron is included to keep the knife close at hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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