African Blackwood Hunter
Product Description for African Blackwood Hunter
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91368
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.80 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 9.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.65 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, edge quenched 1075 carbon steel
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel with a bronze spacer
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Hand tooled brown 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 5.8 inch blade, hand forged to shape from 1075 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 black fiber and silicon bronze spacers. The handle is formed from African blackwood. Often completely black, with little or no discernible grain, this wood is very difficult to work with using either hand or machine tools. It is considered the original ebony, and was imported and used in ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. It is more stable and resistant to movement and warping than other types of ebony. Despite the difficulty, the handle is nicely carved to swell at the palm, move into a thinner waist, and finally swell again at the pommel.
This knife is accompanied by a hand tooled pouch style leather sheath. Excellent work!
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