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Santa Fe Trail Hunter
Product Description for Santa Fe Trail Hunter
Maker: Steve Culver, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86135
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.90 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade width: 1.15 in.
Blade thickness: 0.20 in.
Item weight: 8.64 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel guard
Handle: Desert ironwood burl
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath
Description: This exceptional flat-ground, drop-point hunter by Mastersmith Steve Culver is named for the Santa Fe Trail, a historic 19th century transportation route through southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. First used in 1821 by William Becknell, it served as a vital commercial and military highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. This trail was a challenging 900 miles of arid plains, desert and mountains. Travelers faced many hardships along the Santa Fe Trail. Besides the frequent Indian attacks, lack of food and water made the trail very risky.
The blade was hand forged from 1095 carbon steel. A differential heat treatment assures a keen, long lasting edge and soft supportive spine. A distal taper gives this knife optimal balance. The 416 stainless steel bolster is satin finished and fits perfectly to the blade and desert ironwood burl handle. The scales are set on a full, distal tapered tang. This outstanding hunter fits securely into its own hand-tooled leather sheath.
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