Firestorm Damascus Kwaiken with Alligator Leather
Product Description for Firestorm Damascus Kwaiken with Alligator Leather
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94310
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.20 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: Firestorm Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Rawhide wrap over black alligator leather
Sheath: Wicket & Craig leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn created this exceptional Kwaiken combining Western and Eastern elements into a truly masterful work!
The 4-1/2 inch damascus blade is forged to shape from carbon steels for excellent edge retention. The Firestorm pattern is high contrast and immediately captivating. The spine has been nicely rounded for comfort and the blade is distal tapered for excellent balance.
The handle draws heavily on knives from Japan. The full tang is set with alligator leather -- both giving a dramatic appearance, but also very slight, comfortable give. This, in turn, is wrapped with natural rawhide lacing. The leather wrap provides a sure grip and fills out the hand nicely.
This knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath formed from 8-9oz leather tanned by Wicket & Craig.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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