Maker: Mike O'Brien (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3219
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.87 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade width: 1.62 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.04 oz.
Blade: 440C stainless steel with a 1000 grit hand satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel double guard, sculpted and hand satin finished to 1000 grit
Handle: African blackwood
Description: Mike O'Brien shows a tremendous amount of skill in the implementation of this masterpiece. The leaf-shaped blade swells toward the tip and is hollow ground, creating very dramatic, crisp grind lines. The blade was heat treated by Paul Bos. The handle is sculpted from African blackwood, one of the densest woods in the world. The stark black of the African blackwood is nicely offsets the satin finished steel. The narrow tang moves through the handle and is threaded into the pommel for a very strong knife. The work is exceptional -- with a level of fit and finish rarely found anywhere.
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