Hunter with Curly Wandoo
Product Description for Hunter with Curly Wandoo
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93576
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1075 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: 416 stainless steel with a silicon bronze spacer
Handle: Curly wandoo
Sheath: Custom pouch style leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett 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 inch carbon steel blade hand forged to shape from 1075 carbon steel. A differential heat treatment line is clearly visible on the blade. This shows the division between the soft, supportive spine, and the ultra-hard edge steel. The result: superior edge holding with exceptional durability.
The handle is formed from presentation curly wandoo. Wandoo, a native species to Western Australia, is most commonly found growing in shallow valleys or on low ridges. It is a member of the Eucalyptus family. The elegant curl and warm, blond tones is very nice. The handle is nicely carved so as to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and swell again at the pommel.
A 416 stainless steel guard is precision fit to the blade and is followed by silicon bronze spacer surrounded by thinner black fiber spacers. This assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. Accompanied by a custom pouch style leather sheath.
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