Maker: Red St. Cyr (deceased 2012) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88934
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade width: 1.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.16 in.
Item weight: 14.25 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.85 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple set on a full tang
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Red St. Cyr is also a Master Farrier, designing, forging, and custom fitting horseshoes throughout the United States and several foreign countries. When farmers bailing hay began to use twine in place of bailing wire, someone asked Red if he could make them a knife from a horseshoeing raspů and that started his life long love of bladesmithing. He has now been making knives for over 35 years.
Red began by forging the blade of this camp knife from 52100 carbon steel. Many makers and collectors feel that 52100 is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade due to its superior edge holding. The blade has been differentially heat treated to ensure an even longer lasting edge with a softer, supportive spine.
Dramatic black spalting lines move through the maple grain, creating a beautiful contrast with the warm tones of the wood and fittings. A brass bolster and matching brass Loveless fasteners complete the handle. Red fiber spacers help the knife adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The knife is accompanied by a tooled leather sheath. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days