Integral Damascus Drop Point Hunter Black Curly Maple

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Product Description for Integral Damascus Drop Point Hunter Black Curly Maple

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $625.00
Item num: 104757
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.80 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.39 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized curly maple with black G-10 and brass spacers
Description: Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith. He specializes in hand forged knives with dramatic, integral bolsters. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. Though David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work, Pina has developed his own unique, tremendous style.
Pina began by forging the damascus for the blade. He began with layers of 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The crushed Ws patterned damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade has an elegant distal taper for perfect balance.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is formed from presentation grade black curly maple wood that is brought to a polished luster. It is hand contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Alternating black G-10 and brass spacers assist the handle adjust to humidity and temperature changes.
Excellent work throughout!

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