Hunter with Stag and Ringed Gidgee
Product Description for Hunter with Stag and Ringed Gidgee
Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98361
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished RWL-34 premium stainless steel
Handle: Stag with a ringed gidgee spacer
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Bladesmith Kevin Slattery hails from Australia. I was very excited when Mastersmith Bill Burk introduced me to his work.
The 4.2 inch blade is distal tapered and meticulously satin finished. It is formed from high performing RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL 34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is manufactured from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and resistance to chipping.
The handle is formed from stag with a ringed gidgee (Acacia cambage) spacer. This Australian wood is exceptionally hard and resilient. The beautifully figured wood provides a nice contrast to the light toned stag. A bronze guard is perfectly fit to blade and handle. Black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The end of the handle is completed with a 30-30 bullet casing.
The knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days