Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90349
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade width: 1.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.14 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 1084 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel with a copper spacer
Handle: Presentation grade black mulga wood
Sheath: Hand carved leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett makes exceptional hunting knives with perfect balance, and keen, long lasting edges. Bruce is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing hunting knife.
This hunter features a 5.4 inch blade, hand forged to shape from 1084 carbon steel. By differentially heat treating the steel, Bruce created a knife with a keen, long lasting edge and a supportive, durable spine. A hand rubbed finish lends an heirloom quality to the knife.
The stainless steel guard is precision fit to the blade and is followed by alternating stainless steel and copper spacers. The G10 spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The handle is formed from black mulga wood. Black mulga is an acacia, like koa, but it is much harder -- nearly the hardness of desert ironwood. The curly grain is fine and close set, with rich dark chocolate and walnut tones. It comes from the arid outback of Western Australia, and is rarer than snakewood. The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled pouch style leather sheath. Excellent work!
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