Dead Lights Drop Point Hunter
Product Description for Dead Lights Drop Point Hunter
Maker: Mike Ball (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89508
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 9.75 oz.
Blade: Accordianed mosaic damascus forged from L6 and 1084 carbon steels along with 440C stainless steel
Bolster: Twist pattern damascus forged from L6 and 1095 carbon steels
Handle: Curly maple inlaid with a 1943 steel penny
Description: Mike Ball is a protégé of Jim Luman, renowned knifemaker and damascus maker. His designs are well thought out and feel excellent in the hand.
The blade has a tremendously complex damascus pattern. Intricate ribbons travel across the damascus surface -- making the blade grab attention from a distance and keep it upon closer examination.
The curly maple handle, which swells gently at the palm, is nicely formed for a comfortable, secure grip. Each side of the handle is inlaid with a 1943 steel penny, making for a great story starter. The 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime issue made of steel, and coated with zinc. During World War II, copper was so badly needed for the war effort (to make shell casings) that the U.S. penny was made out of steel that year. Alternating black and white fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. Twist pattern damascus fittings surround the nicely sculpted wood. Nice work throughout!
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