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Product Description for Dress Wakazashi
Maker: Steve Corkum (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1160
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.50 in.
Total length: 18.50 in.
Blade width: 1.20 in.
Blade thickness: 0.27 in.
Item weight: 23.00 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with hand sanded finish
Bolster: Habaki (blade sleeve) sculpted from mokume by Al Pendray
Handle: Wrapped red ray skin with gani menuki created from mokume by Al Pendray
Sheath: Curly maple with a high gloss finish
Description: It is rare to find Steve's high end work . . . and we're pleased to be able to show this traditional wakazashi. Steve's knives are works of art that are well tested in the field. Excellent fit and finish throughout. His temper line is well defined and shows a differential heat treat created through a traditional Japanese clay tempering technique. In so doing, he has created a blade with an extremely hard edge and a resilient core to support it. The rayskin on the handle is a deep red and sets off the Al Pendray mokume to perfection.
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