Drop Point Hunter with Damascus and Giraffe Bone

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with Damascus and Giraffe Bone

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99789
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Distal tapered damascus blade hand forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Phosphor bronze
Handle: Dyed and stabilized giraffe bone
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Getting to meet bladesmith Stuart Smith was a real highlight of my recent trip to South Africa. Perhaps even more exciting was that Stuart was awarded his JS stamp at the 2019 Blade Show. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA).
Stuart forged the drop point blade from carbon steels, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. The high contrast pattern shows tremendous control at the forge. It is a pattern called Sunbeam. The modified ladder pattern has rays that travel out from the center of the spine rather than a linear undulation. The blade is distal tapered, ensuring perfect balance.
The handle begins with a contoured phosphor bronze guard. It is meticulously fit to both blade and handle -- joints between materials are virtually impossible to detect. Thinner black fiber and bronze spacers assist the natural handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The handle is formed from stabilized and dyed giraffe bone. The durable bone is contoured for a sure, comfortable grip. A central hand domed phosphor bronze pin completes the handle. This is a knife you won't want to put down.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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