Compact Camp Knife with Carved Ironwood
Product Description for Compact Camp Knife with Carved Ironwood
Maker: Don Carlos Andrade (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89577
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 12.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 15.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.75 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1065 carbon steel, forged to shape with a textured finish and hand satin finished bevels
Handle: Carved ironwood set with domed bronze pins
Description: This exceptional hand forged camp knife is the creation of California artist Don Carlos Andrade. The influence of Tai Goo, Don Carlos Andrade's mentor is clearly visible in this knife.
The antiqued blade was forged to shape from 1065 carbon steel. The blade has a thick spine for exceptional heft and a satisfying chopping motion. Don forges closely to shape and uses a draw file for final shaping rather than a grinder. Though this takes a lot of time, the results are unique and exceptional. The flats are forge finished, while the bevels are hand satin finished.
The handle scales are formed from Arizona desert ironwood. The straight grained wood is set with domed bronze pins. Hand carving ensures a secure grip and provides an elegant appearance. This is a knife that you won't want to put down. This is a perfect knife for chopping and splitting wood yet it is keen enough for food prep. Exceptional work throughout.
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