Hunter with Budgeroo
Product Description for Hunter with Budgeroo
Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98371
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.10 in.
Total length: 9.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10 oz.
Blade: Satin finished RWL-34 premium stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized budgeroo wood
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 4-1/3 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 Budgeroo wood (Lysicarpus angustifolius). Budgeroo is an Australian hardwood that is no longer available to commercial timber merchants. It is considered to be one of Australia's most beautifully grained timbers. This piece was sourced from the Duaringa district in Central Queensland. It was harvested from the root burl of a long dead tree. 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 pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days