Maker: Bob Lay (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90100
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.12 in.
Blade width: 0.95 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.75 oz.
Blade: 19C27 stainless steel hardened to Rc58.5
Bolster: Mirror polished stainless steel fittings
Handle: Presentation grade buckeye burl with a blond sheep horn spacer
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath with cordura storage pouch
Description: Bob Lay's designs are well thought through and show an amazing degree of craftsmanship. Rich toned buckeye burl is offset by blond sheep horn. Alternating black fiber and stainless spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The stainless steel guard and butt cap create a perfect balance in the hand.
By mirror polishing the flats of the blade and satin finishing the grinds, Bob creates a knife with grind lines that are very dramatic. Bob recently upgraded his steel of choice to 19C27. The steel, which is in the same family as 12C27, is tremendously wear-resistant and takes on an incredibly keen, long lasting edge. It was originally developed for cutting cardboard in industrial settings. It is one of those rare steels that has exceptional edge holding and can be easily stropped from sort-of dull to scary sharp. The blade has been tempered to 58.5Rc for optimal edge retention. Accompanied by certificate from the maker and a cordura storage pouch.
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