Product Description for Stag Utility
Maker: David Banks, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 4041
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.12 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.24 oz.
Blade: Random pattern Damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver oval guard
Handle: Elk stag with a sheephorn butt cap
Description: Journeyman Smith David Banks is a long time friend of Audra Draper. Starting making knives in 1993, he apprenticed under Mastersmith Ed Fowler with Mastersmith Audra Draper (then an apprentice). In fact, he recalled a story to me of when he was working in Ed Fowler's show and Audra came in for the first time. He assisted her in a jewelry project, which eventually got her interested in knifemaking.
This hunting utility is a great knife -- small enough to not get in the way, yet large enough to get the job done. The blade is forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels for a long lasting edge. The elk antler handle provides a sure grip and is nicely finished off with a sheephorn butt cap. Nice work throughout!
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