Nanook with California Buckeye

Product Description for Nanook with California Buckeye

Maker: Jay Hendrickson, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $725.00
Item num: 94275
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished CruForge V carbon steel
Bolster: Stainless steel guard and pommel
Handle: Stabilized California buckeye burl
Sheath: Hand tooled, high quality leather sheath with horizontal and vertical belt loops
Description: Mastersmith Jay Hendrickson's knives have always inspired me. There is a gentlemanly elegance to his work that matches his personality. This Nannok Hunter has been in a private collection since it was made by Jay in 2012. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, Henrdickson could have made it yesterday.
Jay created the Nanook Hunter model as his ideal hunting knife. It is an incredible knife shape to use out in the field, though this knife will also feel at home in any collection.
Jay began by forging the CruForge V carbon steel blade closely to shape. This steel from Crucible is a vanadium-modified, high-carbon blade steel specifically designed to offer the forgeability of carbon steels while providing improved wear resistance in finished blades. The addition of vanadium promotes the formation of hard vanadium carbides in the micro-structure, adding to the abrasive wear resistance of the material compared to plain high carbon steels. The appleseed grind is a hallmark of Jay's work. A clear differential heat treatment line travels along the blade, showing the transition between soft, supportive spine and the keen, hard edge steel. Jay believes strongly in the hand forging process and it clearly shows in his work. By forging the blade to shape, Jay ensures optimal edge retention.
The handle is hand contoured California buckeye burl. All finishing and embellishments -- of both the knife and sheath -- are completed by Jay.
This knife is accompanied by a custom leather pouch style sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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