Classic Hunter with Spalted Alder

Product Description for Classic Hunter with Spalted Alder

Maker: Bob Lay (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99543
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.20 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.4 oz.
Blade: CPM-154 stainless steel, Hrc 58-59 -- mirror polished on the flats and satin finished in the grind
Bolster: Polished brass and aerospace grade aluminum
Handle: Stabilized spalted alder
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath and cordura storage pouch
Description: Bob Lay's designs are well thought through and show an amazing degree of craftsmanship.
The handle on this Classic Hunter is formed from stabilized spalted alder. The mid-toned brown wood has dramatic black spalting lines moving through the grain. Thin black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. This Classic Hunter combines a brass guard with an aerospace grade aluminum butt cap for a perfect balance. Brass brings out warm tones in the handle. The butt cap is completed with a lanyard hole.
By mirror polishing the flats of the blade and satin finishing the grinds, Bob creates a knife with grind lines that are very dramatic. The CPM154 stainless steel blade has been heat treated to Rc59 for optimal edge retention and durability. This powdered metallurgical steel has a particularly small grain structure, making it take an extremely keen edge and hold it! The blade is hollow ground for easy maintenance. A small ricasso makes re-sharpening a breeze.
Accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath, cordura storage pouch, and certificate from the maker.

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