Hamon Kwaiken with Beaver Tail Leather
Product Description for Hamon Kwaiken with Beaver Tail Leather
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94312
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Handle: Beaver tail wrapped with Kangaroo leather lacing
Sheath: Wicket & Craig leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn created this exceptional Kwaiken combining Western and Eastern elements into a truly masterful work!
The 5 inch tanto blade is hand forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. A traditional clay zone heat treatment results a clear hamon traveling across the blade. The undulating line shows the transition between soft, supportive steel at the spine and hard cutting steel at the edge. The flats are forge finished.
Following traditional Japanese techniques, the full tang was wrapped in tanned beaver tail leather, which in turn was wrapped in kangaroo leather lace. The kangaroo leather provides a sure grip and fills out the hand nicely, despite a slim handle. The beaver tail offers a nice contrast to the brown leather wrap.
This knife is accompanied by a pouch style leather sheath formed from 8-9oz leather by Wicket & Craig.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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