Kwaiken with Black Wrap and Copper Menuki

Product Description for Kwaiken with Black Wrap and Copper Menuki

Maker: Ben Tendick (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99848
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.90 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished CPM-3V carbon steel
Handle: Epoxy hardened black tsuka ito (wrapped handle) with a patinaed copper menuki
Sheath: Custom Kydex sheath
Description: This one-off tactical Kwaiken was made by Eugene, OR knifemaker Ben Tendick. Ben is a full time knifemaker and started making knives in 2010.
The upswept blade is formed from CPM 3V. This powdered metallurgical carbon steel provides maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistant steel. The blade grind is a play on an unokubi (literally translated 'neck of the cormorant') zukuri grind. This traditional Japanese grind uses a false edge to lighten the blade.
The epoxy hardened wrapping (tsuka ito) features a black underwrap and red patinaed copper menuki on the left side.
This tactical utility knife is accompanied by a Tek-lok ready custom Kydex sheath.

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