Feather Pattern Damascus Fighter with Ringed Gidgee
Product Description for Feather Pattern Damascus Fighter with Ringed Gidgee
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96770
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 1.20 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.6 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless with thin copper spacers
Handle: Stabilized ringed gidgee with a gold/black onyx spacer
Sheath: Tooled 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. His attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing fighter. Bruce was honored as an ABS journeyman smith in June 2011.
This fighter features a 5-1/2 inch damascus blade hand forged to shape. The high performing feather pattern damascus is immediately captiving and stunningly beautiful. A slight recurve ensures aggressive cutting.
The stainless steel guard is precision fit to the blade. A spacer formed from reconstituted cold/black onyx is surrounded by thinner copper spacers. Black fiber spacers assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The handle is formed from presentaton grade ringed gidgee wood. Gidgee is a member of the Acacia family (same family as Koa). It grows in arid regions of Australia resulting in dense hard wood like desert ironwood. The handle is nicely carved for a secure, comfortable grip.
The knife can be kept close at hand with the hand tooled pouch style leather sheath. Excellent work throughout!
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