Forge Finish Skinner with Sambar Stag

Product Description for Forge Finish Skinner with Sambar Stag

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92445
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp multiple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Sambar stag
Handle: Antiqued wrought iron fittings
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: This Forge Finish Skinner shows Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn's work at its best. It shows an elegant refinement of design brought into a hard-working, field-use knife. The fit and finish, as well as skill at design shown in this hunter, are exceptional!
The blade was forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel. Many makers and collectors feel that this is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade. It was differentially heat treated, bringing the edge to critical temperature then quenched with oil. This technique, involving low temperature forging, multiple quenches and triple tempers creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps ensure consistent grain structure and exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between tempers enhances the edge holding ability.
The differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine while still maintaining a keen edge. Clear differential heat treatment lines are dramatically visible moving through the blade.
The handle is formed from a solid section of rare sambar stag. The natural texture ensures a comfortable, secure grip. The guard and pommel were forged from wrought iron and provide nice contrast between the handle and blade. The damascene texture inherent in wrought iron also handsomely complements the natural texturing of the handle. The pommel was sculpted to match the natural shape of the stag. A thin brass spacer is a nice finishing touch that rounds out this piece. The handle feels so natural in the hand, you’ll have a hard time putting it down.
A custom fit, hand stitched leather sheath accompanies the knife. A serious field knife for the avid hunter or collector - excellent fit and finish throughout!

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