Brute de Forge with Ironwood
Product Description for Brute de Forge with Ironwood
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92443
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and double temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Brute de Forge style integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood set with hand domed nickel silver pins
Sheath: Pouch style Wickett & Craig leather sheath
Description: Aaron Wilburn was honored as a Master Smith in June of 2013. After attending a seminar lead by Mastersmith Joe Keesler on Brute de Forge knives, Aaron was immediately inspired. This elegant style combines forging to shape with a forge finished spine and integral forged bolster. Here, Aaron began by forging 52100 carbon steel into the brute de forge style. The integral choil is nicely rounded for an extremely comfortable grip. Many card-carrying knife enthusiasts feel that 52100 is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade. The drop point blade was differentially heat treated, bringing the edge to critical temperature then oil quenching three times. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps ensure consistent, small grain structure. The blade was then tempered twice at 400 degrees for exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between tempers enhances the edge holding ability. The blade features a satin finished hollow grind with a convex ground edge for strength, high performance, and durability combined.
The full tang has been distal tapered for optimal balance. Red fiber spacers are set between the scales and tang. The ironwood is carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and swell again at the end of the handle. Hand domed nickel silver pins complete the presentation.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched pouch style leather sheath. Aaron uses leather by Wickett & Craig, one of the finest leather producers in America today.
A serious field knife for the avid hunter or collector. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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