Drop Point Hunter with Curly Maple

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with Curly Maple

Maker: Tom Buckner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $385.00
Item num: 99877
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished, hollow ground S30V stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Curly maple set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Tom Buckner, out of Olympia, Washington, makes amazing hunting and culinary knives. He has a tremendous fit and finish and well tested designs. This drop point hunter is a classic design originally developed by renowned knifemaker Bob Loveless. The Loveless Drop Point Hunter has become a hallmark of the knife industry. It is considered by many hunters to be the ideal hunting knife design.
The blade on this drop point hunter is formed from high performing CPM S30V stainless steel. CPM-S30V is an American-made and developed premium grade stainless steel created especially for knives. It is a powdered metallurgical (PM) steel with a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. This gives the blade superior corrosion resistance, toughness, and edge retention. The high hollow grind provides a very efficient cutting geometry. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality.
The handle is made from exhibition grade stabilized curly maple (Acer saccharum). Scales are set with mosaic pins and a steel lanyard tube. A 416 stainless steel bolster seals the front of the handle. Black fiber spacers separate the scales from the distal tapered full tang. This assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The rounded handle is nicely sculpted for a secure, comfortable grip.
This Drop Point Hunter is accompanied by a hand stitched custom leather sheath. This helps protect the edge during transport and storage.
Excellent work throughout!


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