Brute de Forge
Product Description for Brute de Forge
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87700
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.85 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 8.65 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Damascus blade, forged to shape in the style of a rasp knife
Handle: Pre-ban elephant ivory
Sheath: 8-9 oz pouch style leather sheath
Description: Aaron Wilburn was honored as a ABS Journeyman Smith in June of 2009. This unique knife shows his forging skills at their best. The knife was forged in the style of an early American rasp knife. In colonial America, coming by quality steel was quite difficult and reusing good steel was required. When a horse rasp wore out, it was quickly ground or forged into a new knife. Here, Aaron began by forging out a twist damascus bar from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The blade was then closely forged to shape in the rasp knife style. The integral choil is nicely rounded for an extremely comfortable grip. Along the front, it shows the continued damascus pattern. The blade was differentially heat treated, resulting in a soft, supportive spine, and keen, long lasting edge.
The full tang has been distal tapered for optimal balance. Red fiber spacers assist the pre-ban ivory grips to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. Three domed nickel silver pins and a lanyard hole complete the presentation. A serious field knife for the avid hunter or collector.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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