Damascus and Mammoth
Product Description for Damascus and Mammoth
Maker: Don Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3715
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.44 oz.
Blade: Lightly etched, clay heat treated ladder pattern Damascus steel forged from 4800, W2, 1080, and 1060 carbon steels
Bolster: Mosaic Damascus
Handle: Fossil mammoth ivory bark
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath by Bob Schrap
Description: This is a very rare example of Don Hanson's work. Don is best known for his highly detailed folders, forged from his complex mosaic Damascus patterns. He has brought all his attention to detail making folders and created this exceptional fixed blade.
The blade is forged from four different carbon steels into a ladder pattern. Don lightly etched it so as to use a clay heat treating technique. The result is a blade that is extremely hard at the edge, and softer and resilient at the spine. The hamon, or area where the steel changes hardness has tremendous interest and displays choji.
The mosaic Damascus on the bolsters contain a complex range of pictures -- showing tremendous control over the medium. This mix of pictures in Damascus is a hallmark of Don's work. The complexity of the Damascus pattern is matched by the bark mammoth ivory. Caramel tones are mixed with hints of green and burnt cream. The feel in the hand and fit and finish are each exceptional.
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