Forged Clip Point Utility with African Blackwood

Product Description for Forged Clip Point Utility with African Blackwood

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $465.00
Item num: 99729
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Nickel silver guard and spacer
Handle: Contoured African blackwood
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled cowhide sheath
Description: When I recently visited Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at their home in Belfast, South Africa, I was very pleased to see that they had some of their knives available. Kevin and Heather teach bladesmithing courses, with students travelling from all over the world to learn their techniques.
The 5 inch blade was forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel. This steel is considered by many knifemakers and knife users to be among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. The A differential heat treatment ensures a strong edge, supported by the resilience of a softer spine. It features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish.
The handle is made from African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). The jet black wood is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. The handle is contoured for a very comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, embossed cowhide sheath.

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