Forged Honyaki Skinner with Curly Mango

Product Description for Forged Honyaki Skinner with Curly Mango

Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100401
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 7.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment (honyaki)
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Curly mango wood
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Bladesmith Kevin Slattery hails from Australia. I was excited when Mastersmith Bill Burk introduced me to his work. Kevin began making knives after taking a weekend knifemaking course and became instantly hooked. It is now his full time job and passion. He even teaches knifemaking classes out of his shop to continue passing on the knowledge that was granted to him.
The 3 inch blade was forged closely to shape from W2 carbon steel. Kevin brought in a traditional Japanese heat treating technique called honyaki where the spine is coated in clay prior to quenching. The result is a more resilient spine with a keen, long lasting cutting edge. This technique has exceptional results and shows Kevin's skills at their best. After heat treatment, the blade was given an hand rubbed satin finish. The drop point blade is a perfect choice for use out in the field.
The handle is curly mango wood. It has an elegant curled figure with tremendous chatoyancy. The contoured handle is extremely comfortable. You'll have a hard time putting this one down! A brass guard is set between the blade and handle. A black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
The knife is accompanied by a pouch style tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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