Forged Camp Knife with Leopardwood
Product Description for Forged Camp Knife with Leopardwood
Maker: Heavin Forge (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98583
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 1070 carbon steel
Handle: Contoured leopardwood
Sheath: Hand stitched cowhide sheath with embossed border
Description: When I recently visited Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at their home in Belfast, South Africa, I was very pleased to see that they had some of their knives available. Kevin and Heather teach bladesmithing courses, with students travelling from all over the world to learn their techniques. When I visited, they were teaching a six person, two week introduction to bladesmithing course -- with students coming from as far away as the Middle East. Kevin uses the Heavin Forge mark on his knives when he creates a knife while demonstrating for his classes. This is one such knife.
The 7 inch blade was forged from 1070 carbon steel. It was forged closely to shape, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. A differential heat treatment ensures a strong edge, supported by the resilience of a softer spine.
The handle is made from leopardwood (Roupala montana). The warm red toned wood displays distinctive figure resembling a leopard's spots. The handle is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.The central brass pin and guard nicely complement warm tones in the wood. Thin white and black fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, embossed cowhide sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days