Integral Raised Clip Utility with Curly Koa
Product Description for Integral Raised Clip Utility with Curly Koa
Maker: Shawn Ellis, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96100
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.31 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Twisted Ws pattern damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Presentation grade curly koa
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Shawn Ellis lives in the Ozarks -- an area well known for hunting and fishing. After searching for a knife that would perform well -- holding a keen, long lasting edge -- Sean realized that he had to learn how to forge and create his own knives.
Shawn began this raised clip utility by hand forging the damascus blade. 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels were combined into a tightly twisted Ws pattern that is immediately captivating. The raised clip provides a perfect thumb rest for detailed cutting. The damascus bolster is integral to the blade, with the twisted pattern moving, uninterrupted from bolster and out onto the blade. Creating integral knives puts even the best bladesmith's skills to the test and Ellis clearly passed with flying colors.
The handle is formed from a single piece of presentation grade curly koa. It was stabilized to ensure it would hold up under hard use. The handle is carved for a tremendous feel in the hand. It swells to fill the palm, moves into a slimmer waist and swells again at the end of the handle.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
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