Juniper Burl Hunter
Product Description for Juniper Burl Hunter
Maker: Mark Banfield (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92485
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Total length: 10.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1075 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Heat blued wrought iron from the 1800s
Handle: Stabilized juniper burl with a textured bronze spacer
Sheath: Hand stitched and hand tooled 9 oz. leather sheath
Description: Canadian bladesmith Mark Banfield created this exceptional, hand forged, one-of-a-kind clip point hunter!
The blade was forged to shape from 1075 carbon steel and differentially heat treated (edge quenched) for a soft, supportive spine and an ultra-hard cutting edge. A 400 grit hand satin finish was followed by a light etching to better show the temper line.
The fittings are formed from antique wrought iron recovered from an 1800s era ship anchor. The natural wrought iron texture is revealed by acid etching, then heat bluing and light sanding so that the high points are silver and the low points are dark.
The carved handle is exceptional! Stabilized juniper burl is carved and textured for a sure, comfortable grip. Both the bronze pin and spacer have been hand textured.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath. Exceptional work throughout!
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