African Blackwood Hamon Fighter
Product Description for African Blackwood Hamon Fighter
Maker: Bill Buxton, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91154
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 13.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.85 oz.
Blade: W2 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish and a differential clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Integral W2 carbon steel engraved in floral scroll style by David Tucker
Handle: African blackwood with engraved escutcheon
Sheath: Hand-tooled leather sheath by Bill Buxton
Description: ABS Mastersmith Bill Buxton prides himself on making knives that have a modern spin on classic designs, and this African blackwood fighter is yet another prime example. Bill's penchant for dramatic combinations and exacting standards have led him to become a most highly sought after maker in the collector world.
This clip point blade was forged to shape from W2 carbon steel 2 inch round stock using a carefully regulated forge so that precise temperatures would be achieved throughout the forging process. It was then clay coated and heat treated using a temperature controlled oven to ensure that proper temperatures were obtained and maintained throughout the entire heat treating process, which in turn left a visible and very dramatic hamon line. The hamon shows the transition between soft, supportive steel at the spine, and the hard edge steel capable of holding a keen, long lasting edge.
An integral guard is fit to the handle, which is comprised of a single piece of African Blackwood. Elegant floral scroll engravings by David Tucker embellish three sides of the bolster and an escutcheon on each side of the handle.
A custom fit, hand-tooled leather sheath accompanies the knife. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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