Damascus Caping Knife with Tiger Myrtle

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Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98369
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus, incorporating 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Tiger myrtle
Sheath: Hand stitched 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 3-1/4 inch blade was closely forged to shape from Kevin's own damascus. He began with 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels, ensuring a keen, long lasting cutting edge. The blade is ground nicely thin, for precise detail work while caping game. The spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The handle is formed from tiger myrtle wood (Nothofagus cunninghamii). Tiger myrtle, which is native to southeast Australia is a beautiful, dramatic wood that rarely makes it to this side of the pond. The wood has a nice mix of warm brown and chocolate brown striations. A bronze guard is perfectly fit to blade and handle. A thin black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
The knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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