Carved Blackwood Hamon Fighter
Product Description for Carved Blackwood Hamon Fighter
Maker: Mark Banfield (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93145
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 13.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 12.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1075 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Stainless steel with a textured stainless steel spacer
Handle: Carved African blackwood
Sheath: Tooled 9 oz leather sheath with nickel silver fittings
Description: Canadian bladesmith Mark Banfield created this exceptional, hand forged, one-of-a-kind clip point fighter!
The blade was forged to shape from 1075 carbon steel and differentially heat treated for a soft, supportive spine and an ultra-hard cutting edge. The differential heat treatment was created using a traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment. Prior to quenching, the center of the blade was coated with clay. The insulated the central section, providing strength and durability. An 800 grit hand satin finish lends tremendous refinement.
The carved handle is exceptional! Dark toned African blackwood is carved and textured with flames on each end. The stainless steel guard is satin finished. A nickel silver spacer is textured to reflect the carving on the wood.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath with nickel silver fittings. Exceptional work throughout!
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