Carved Ebony Fighter
Product Description for Carved Ebony Fighter
Maker: Mark Banfield (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88128
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 13.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1084 carbon steel with a differential clay temper line (hamon)
Bolster: Wrought iron recovered from an antique ship anchor
Handle: Macassar ebony with carved oak leaves
Sheath: 10 oz hand tooled leather sheath with oak leaves and texturing and wrought iron fittings
Description: Canadian bladesmith Mark Banfield has created an exceptional, hand forged, one-of-a-kind fighter!
The upswept blade was forged from 1084 carbon steel and was heat treated using a traditional Japanese technique whereby the spine is coated in clay, resulting in a soft, supportive spine with an ultra-hard edge. The resulting gently undulating heat treatment line is called a hamon. A 400 grit hand satin finish lends tremendous refinement.
The fittings are formed from wrought iron recovered from an antique ship anchor. Texturing in the guard is nicely complimented by the natural texture inherent to the wrought iron. The carved handle is exceptional! The wood is meticulously carved in an oak leaves motif. The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath that also sports the oak leaves theme. Exceptional work throughout!
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