Scout with Elk Antler and Kingwood

Product Description for Scout with Elk Antler and Kingwood

Maker: Bob Lay (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $479.00
Item num: 99553
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.06 oz.
Blade: A2 tool steel hardened to Rc 60 -- mirror polished on the flats and satin finished in the grind
Bolster: Mirror polished brass guard and aerospace grade aluminum butt cap
Handle: Elk antler surrounded by kingwood
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. This Bob Lay Scout is an exceptional example of his work.
This three piece handle is a rarity for Bob Lay. A central column of elk antler is surrounded by kingwood. A true rosewood, kingwood is harvested from a small tree called Dalbergia cearensis that is restricted to a small area in Brazil. Extremely rare, kingwood was so famous for being used in the finest furniture during the 17th century that it was often only sold to royalty. Black fiber thin spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The brass guard and aerospace grade aluminum butt cap create a perfect balance in the hand. The combination helps pull weight out of the handle for a quick, nimble knife. The butt cap is completed with a lanyard hole and paracord lanyard.
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 blade has been heat treated to Rc 60 for a keen, long lasting edge.
Accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath, cordura storage pouch, and certificate from the maker.

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