Spirit of the Wild Hunter
Product Description for Spirit of the Wild Hunter
Maker: Harvey J. Dean, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87167
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.65 in.
Total length: 9.13 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.3 oz.
Blade: Chimera pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel guard engraved by Mastersmith Steve Dunn
Handle: Amber sambar stag handle with engraved escutcheon by Mastersmith Steve Dunn
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather sheath
Description: Master Smith Harvey Dean's work shines in the 'Spirit of the Wild' hunter. In fact, this is a dressed up version of the hunter that Harvey actually carries and is a well designed full-function hunter/skinner. This knife was featured on page 105 of the October 2007 issue of Blade Magazine in an article titled "Hottest Knives of the Hottest ABS Smiths". This knife has been in a single collection and it has been meticulously cared for. It is in new condition.
The blade was forged to shape from Harvey's own damascus. It is a pattern that he calls Chimera and incorporates 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The blade joins seamlessly to the 416 stainless steel guard. Both the guard and stainless escutcheon were engraved by Mastersmith Steve Dunn. The handle is a mortised tang construction formed from amber toned sambar stag. It is with domed pins for an heirloom appearance. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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