Barlow with African Blackwood

Product Description for Barlow with African Blackwood

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99226
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished premium CPM154 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: African blackwood with a stainless diamond shaped shield inlay
Style: Slip joint folder
Description: This Willem Steenkamp custom Barlow slip joint is a fantastic utility folder. The spear point blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed and implemented.
Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives.
The 2.8 inch blade is made from premium CPM-154 stainless steel hardened to 61HRC with a satin finish. This powdered metallurgical steel has a particularly small grain structure, making it take an extremely keen edge and hold it while remaining tough and chip resistant. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. It is well centered with a firm half stop -- easily opened with the right handed thumb nick.
The handle is made from natural African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). This rare, extremely dense wood is nearly completely black with just the slightest hints of brown figure. Red fiber spacers add a nice contrast. The left scale is inlaid with a stainless steel diamond shaped shield.
Exceptional work throughout!

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