This beautiful and substantial D2 blade can accomplish any task! Dyed wood handle with hollow locking pins is epic and fully functional.
It comes with a handmade 100% leather sheath that allows for quick and easy drawing and re-sheathing of the blade all day.
Because it is made of D2 tool steel, it will hold a very sharp edge for a really long time, giving you reliable long-term use as there are almost no blade steels more wear resistant than D2.
As with all blades, the quality is not so much in the steel itself, but in the smithing and tempering of the steel. It is the smith who makes great steel into legendary blades. This IS a hand-crafted blade with skill and attention. It is a ONE of a kind.
The blade was first hardened up to 63HRC, then tempered down to 60HRC to give it an even solid tempering.
The hardening process is done in an automatic and controlled environment with the help of a vacuum oven for heating and nitrogen gas for quenching. The result is a high quality, reliable blade.
All the best knives are of course full tang, and this beauty is finished with a solid burl wood handle and polished brass bolsters and pins. The wood handle is cured/stabilized and made water resistant with a special treatment, so it will last a lifetime.
D2 steel is super wear resistant and can handle high temperatures without loosing its master temper.
As with all things, there are potential down sides. D2 steel is more difficult to sharpen due to the steel and temper being so hard. It is also slightly more brittle than some high carbon steel blades.
However, a full tang sharp blade this thick will cut through almost anything and thus is great to have at your side. It is comfortable and balanced in the hand. The lines and curvatures of the blade are not only practical for its purpose but beautiful while fulfilling it.
Overall length 10.75"
Cutting Edge 5.5"
Weight 13 oz
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