Hamon Hunter with Bigleaf Maple
Product Description for Hamon Hunter with Bigleaf Maple
Maker: Keith Fludder, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98430
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.80 in.
Total length: 11.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 8.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Textured 416 stainless steel with black G-10 and bronze spacers
Handle: Contoured, stabilized bigleaf maple burl with a hand domed pin
Sheath: Hand stitched pouch style leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Keith Fludder resides in New South Wales, Australia. He started making knives
in 1989 is now a full time maker. Keith's knives are works of art that excel in performance.
This Hamon Hunter is a perfect example of his work. The clip point, recurve blade was forged closely to shape. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment results in a dramatic heat treatment line called a hamon. This undulating line is the transition between the soft, supportive spine, and the keen, long lasting edge.
The presentation grade bigleaf maple burl (Acer macrophyllum) handle is carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and swell again at the end. Alternating black G-10 and bronze spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days