Three Bar Thuya Hunter
Product Description for Three Bar Thuya Hunter
Maker: Fred Ott (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90546
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 7.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.5 oz.
Blade: Three bar damascus blade forged from 1080, 15N20, and O1 carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued, textured bronze fittings
Handle: Thuya burl with a Steller's sea cow spacer
Sheath: Goat skin over basswood
Description: This exceptional knife is the handiwork of bladesmith Fred Ott. The knife allowed Fred to combine Japanese influences with the classic American hunter to exquisite results. This knife has been in a single private collection since it was first made in 2012. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, Fred could have made it yesterday.
The hand forged damascus blade combines three separate bars of steel into a complex, dramatic pattern. A twist pattern edge and spine surround a linear damascus central bar. 1080, O1, and 15N20 carbon steels ensure a keen, long lasting edge. The blade was forged to shape and shows Ott's skill in the forge. The damascus immediately grabs attention. The blade is distal tapered and features a long clip for an optimal balance.
The handle is formed from a single piece of presentation grade thuya burl wood with a Steller's sea cow spacer. The Stellerís sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was a very large aquatic mammal, now extinct, that once inhabited near-shore areas of the Komandor Islands in the Bering Sea. Stellerís sea cows were wiped out by hunters in the 18th century, less than 30 years after they were first discovered by Arctic explorers. The fittings are antiqued and textured bronze.
The handle is seated using a single bamboo pin. This technique, which draws its inspiration from the Japanese katana, allows the piece to be easily taken apart for cleaning and maintenance. A mekugi-nuki is used to push the tapered bamboo pin out.
The knife is accompanied by a basswood sheath wrapped in goat skin. An exceptional addition to any collection!
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