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Cocobolo Neck Knife
Product Description for Cocobolo Neck Knife
Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2755
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade width: 0.75 in.
Blade thickness: 0.16 in.
Item weight: 2.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 4 oz.
Blade: Etched shear steel from a piece of circular lumber saw blade
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1800s anchor chain
Sheath: Cocobolo with 1800s era wrought iron fittings
Description: This neck knife by Raymond Richard has an ageless sense of grace that is rarely found in knives. The shear steel used for the blade was recovered from a turn of the century circular lumber saw blade. This type of steel was developed to withstand the heavy stresses of lumber mills. Raymond has etched the surface, revealing the wootz-like grain structure. A small amount of copper in the etching solution has created hints of copper on the blade. A differential heat treatment assures that the spine is soft and resilient, whereas the edge is hard and will maintain a keen edge.
The wrought iron for the fittings is forged from an 1800s era anchor chain. The dark cocobolo handle has a swirling grain structure. Raymond has set a magnet on the right side of the wooden sheath, which directs the blade perfectly into place and holds it securely for one of the most satisfying sheaths that I have encountered to date.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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