African Blackwood Damascus Utility
Product Description for African Blackwood Damascus Utility
Maker: JD Smith, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92393
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.10 in.
Total length: 9.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Laddered damascus forged from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Sculpted African blackwood
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith JD Smith has an artistic vision to his work that is exceptional -- a primitive sense of power is combined with meticulous precision.
This deceptively simple African blackwood utility shows his skill and attention to every detail. The slender blade is just over 5 inches and shows his skill at the forge. The expertly laddered damascus has tremendous chatoyancy -- the pattern appears to move and change when the knife is turned in the light. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance. The mosaic damascus bolster forms a perfect separator between the blade and expertly shaped handle. The African blackwood is carved to swell at the middle, move into a slimmer waist, and swell again at the end. It is extremely comfortable and not a knife you'll want to put down.
Accompanied by a tooled leather sheath. A masterpiece with exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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