Forged Bird and Trout with Ringed Gidgee
Product Description for Forged Bird and Trout with Ringed Gidgee
Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98365
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment (honyaki)
Handle: Ringed gidgee
Sheath: Hand tooled 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 was closely forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. Kevin brought in a traditional Japanese heat treating technique called honyaki whereby the spine is coated in clay prior to quenching. The result is a more resilient spine with a keen, long lasting cutting edge. The undulating line travelling along the blade is called a gunome hamon. This technique has exceptional results and shows Kevin's skills at their best. The long slender blade is a perfect choice for a bird and trout knife.
The handle is formed from ringed gidgee wood (Acacia cambage). This Australian wood is exceptionally hard and resilient. The beautifully figured wood is immediately captivating. A bronze guard is perfectly fit to blade and handle. A black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity change.
The knife is accompanied by a tooled pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days